Li Keqiang, born in 1955, became China's premier in March 2013. Like ex-president Hu Jintao, his power base lies with the Communist Youth League, where he was a member of the secretariat of the league’s central committee in the 1980s and later in the 1990s the secretariat’s first secretary. His regional governance experience includes a period as vice party boss, governor and party boss of Henan province between 1998 and 2003 and party boss of Liaoning province beginning in 2004. He became vice premier in 2008. Li graduated from Peking University with a degree in economics.
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The No 1 goal [in tackling the H7N9 bird flu outbreak] is to reduce the fatality rate
Premier Li Keqiang
Any watchdog should be neutral. Its image of neutrality is important especially in today's political environment
Jat Sew-tong SC, Independent Police Complaints Council
We are offering a different road, a road to growth, protecting social security, better welfare and job creation
Bjarni Benediktsson, leader of Iceland's election-winning Independence Party