Born in 1944, Li started out as a technician in Shenyang, Liaoning in 1968. It took the engineering graduate only 15 years to become the city’s party boss and mayor in 1983. He was made Liaoning vice party boss and governor in 1987, before moving to Henan province as party boss in 1990. In 1998 Li was sent to Guangdong as the province’s party chief. He was a member of the Politburo’s standing committee between 2002 and 2012.
Former member of the Politburo Standing CommitteeTuesday, 20 November, 2012, 11:07pm
Communist Party propaganda supremo Li Changchun visited the Guangdong delegation to the party's 18th national congress on Tuesday, telling them the province's recent development had made him proud, Guangdong media reported yesterday.8 Nov 2012 - 4:07am
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There has long been debate about what is the right number of seats on the Politburo Standing Committee, and some sources say the leadership has recently reached a consensus on reducing this from nine to seven.
Cheng Li, from the Brookings Institution, said the number of seats on the committee could very well change, as the party constitution did not specify a fixed number.8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
In May, Guangdong party secretary Li Changchun stepped up to a microphone to introduce the members of the Ninth Guangdong Party Standing Committee. With the committee members lined up stiffly behind him and a rich crimson backdrop of Chinese and Communist Party flags, it was an impressive scene.16 Nov 2002 - 12:00am