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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Six Politburo Standing Committee members are not technocrats

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... focus on maintaining the status quo. Li Keqiang, ranked No 2 in the Politburo Standing Committee, is the first senior party leader to hold a PhD in economics and master's and bachelor's degrees in law - all from Peking University. Li, 57, who will succeed Wen Jiabao as premier in March, will be the best-educated premier since the founding of the People's Republic ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    Premier Li Keqiang makes high-profile visit to Chongqing

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 04:08am by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong zhang.hong@scmp.com Li visits Chongqing, once Bo Xilai's seat of power Premier Li Keqiang has visited Chongqing, the first top state leader to visit the city since the 18th party congress in November 2012. Li began his trip on Sunday and focused on economics and people's livelihoods, steering clear of sensitive political topics. He was accompanied by Zhang ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing committed to ‘one country, two systems’ says Premier Li Keqiang

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:09am

    ... of ‘one country, two systems’ and maintain the long-term prosperity and stability of Hong Kong and Macau, Premier Li Keqiang promised in his first annual report. Speaking at the opening of the national legislature’s yearly session this morning Li also promised to "support the chief executives and governments of the two regions in governing in accordance with the law, energetically ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leung Chun-ying wins praise and pledge of support from Li Keqiang

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 05:46am by JEFFIE LAM, Tanna Chong

    ... Jeffie Lam in Beijing and Tanna Chong Li Keqiang notes city's growth and low jobless rate during meeting with the chief executive Leung wins praise and pledge of support in Beijing ... People's Congress chairman Zhang Dejiang on the progress of a five-month consultation on political reform launched earlier this month, before meeting Premier Li Keqiang. "Zhang reiterated ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Wang Zhongwei picked to head Premier Li Keqiang's office

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Wang Zhongwei, a former Shanghai propaganda chief, caught Li's attention during HK visit State Council deputy secretary general Wang Zhongwei, a former Shanghai propaganda chief and later a senior propaganda official in the central government, has been picked to head Premier Li Keqiang's office, sources said. Wang, 58, is believed to have caught Li's attention ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Li Keqiang stresses market reforms at first press conference as premier

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... market-oriented reforms, newly elected premier Li Keqiang said yesterday in his first news conference as helmsman of the world's second-largest economy. Li, the first Chinese premier with a doctorate ... the ratio of rural students is quite low. We need to gradually raise that to give hard-working rural students hope." These initiatives could help promote social fairness, Li said. Li Keqiang ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    New premier Li Keqiang will be good for Hong Kong: local NPC deputies

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Local deputies to the National People's Congress yesterday welcomed Li Keqiang as the new premier. The politicians said Li's visit to the city two years ago, coupled ... standing committee member Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai said Li would be a positive force for Hong Kong. "I think he will continue to … safeguard the 'one country, two systems' principle, ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Li Keqiang warns of urbanisation risks in first speech as premier

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Pushing villagers into cities could cause loss of arable land and create urban poverty Premier Li Keqiang has warned of the hidden risks of an "unprecedented" urbanisation push ... of the annual legislative meeting, Li said the risks include the loss of arable land and creation of new urban poverty, suggesting he would proceed with the urbanisation carefully. Some researchers have ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Li Keqiang's tough talk on graft is 'short on substance'

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... Critics say that real reforms must begin by forcing officials to be transparent on all assets Officials should "abandon any expectation of getting rich" new Premier Li Keqiang said yesterday, and to show he was serious about combatting graft, promised to cut the expense accounts of bureaucrats. But to many observers, Li wasted an opportunity to show his sincerity ...

  10. News - China - POLITICS

    Li Keqiang takes charge of nation facing tough decisions

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... New premier to steer world's second-largest economy challenged by widening wealth gap, overheated property market and uneven growth Li Keqiang was formally installed as China's new premier yesterday, taking the reins of the world's second-largest economy as it is beset by unbalanced economic growth, a widening wealth gap and an overheated housing market. Li, 57, ...




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