Chinese premier says fight against pollution will be waged long-term

BEIJING Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:14am EDT

Smoke rises from chimneys on a hazy day in Dezhou, Shandong province, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Smoke rises from chimneys on a hazy day in Dezhou, Shandong province, March 12, 2014.

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's war on pollution will be waged long-term, Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday, amid concerns about widespread air and water pollution which have fuelled public discontent.

Li made the remarks at a press conference at the conclusion of the annual parliamentary session.

(Reporting By Sui-Lee Wee, Ben Blanchard and Megha Rajagopalan; Editing by Jeremy Laurence)

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