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  1. 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 ...

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    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 ...

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    Li Keqiang follows new down-to-earth working style on tour of Jiangxi

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Next premier outlines policy priorities during low-key inspection tour of impoverished Jiangxi Li Keqiang follows new down-to-earth style On his first inspection trip to the provinces since becoming No 2 in the Communist Party hierarchy last month, premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang mapped out some areas of future policy focus: housing, ...

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    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 ...

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    Li Keqiang stresses market reforms at first press conference as premier

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

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Premier says the entry barrier for private capital to compete in the finance, railway and energy sectors should be lowered Li Keqiang stresses market reforms China still has "a lot to gain" from deepening market-oriented reforms, newly elected premier Li Keqiang said yesterday in his first news conference as helmsman ...

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

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

    ... Tony Cheung in Beijing tony.cheung@scmp.com Li will be good for HK,say local NPC deputies 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 with a series of favourable measures from Beijing, indicated that the central government would maintain a supportive ...

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    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 ...

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

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

    ... 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 in fighting corruption when he failed to mention the one measure the public has repeatedly called for- the full ...

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    Li Keqiang warns of urbanisation risks in first speech as premier

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

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Pushing villagers into cities could cause loss of arable land and create urban poverty Hidden risks behind drive to urbanisation Premier Li Keqiang has warned of the hidden risks of an "unprecedented" urbanisation push in the world's most populous nation, saying the relocation of millions of rural residents to cities ...

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    Next premier Li Keqiang sets out case for reform

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Li Keqiang tells local officials country will have to rely on reform to achieve economic goal of a 'moderately prosperous society' ... saying reform is the biggest dividend. Li Keqiang, speaking at a seminar with selected local officials on Wednesday, organised by the State Council, said China would still be able to see ...




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