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.
A Good Week for ... , May 26, 2013
The premier's first overseas visit to India has been declared a success, not just for the diplomatic progress it achieved, but also for the personal impression he made. Li exchanged banter with reporters and wrote a well-received editorial in a national newspaper as both sides looked to move on from recent border skirmishes.
The Hong Kong trainer lived up to the old adage "if at first you don't succeed, try, try again". Moore's horse Military Attack enjoyed a stunning victory in the Singapore Airlines International Cup in Singapore, his first Group One victory overseas after 17 years of trying. He hopes to take Military Attack to Australia for the Cox Plate.
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