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Wen Jiabao shakes hands with delegates after handing over the premiership to Li Keqiang at the NPC. Photo: AP

Wen Jiabao bows out after 10 years as premier

Wen Jiabao bowed out of political life yesterday, formally handing the premiership to Li Keqiang after 10 years in the job.

Li became the new premier after a ceremonial election at the rubber-stamp National People’s Congress, being chosen by 2,940 deputies and opposed by only three.