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Li Keqiang

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. 

Li Keqiang

Vice Premier of the PRC

Thursday, 25 October, 2012, 3:53pm

Li Keqiang's football musings a signal he wants to see some policy teamwork

Is Premier Li Keqiang really a big fan of Germany's national football team? I don't know, but he decided to use Germany's victory in the World Cup this year to reaffirm a key point for policymaking and implementation: the importance of teamwork.

23 Jul 2014 - 9:18pm 2 comments

Li Keqiang urges peaceful development of seas, says conflict leads to 'disaster'

China wants to promote peaceful development of the oceans, Premier Li Keqiang has said. At the same time, he warned that conflicts in the past had only brought "disaster for humanity".

22 Jun 2014 - 6:00am 3 comments

Greece welcomes Li Keqiang visit in effort to aid economic recovery

Greece rolls out the red carpet for Premier Li Keqiang as the cash-strapped euro-zone nation looks for Chinese investment to put wind in the sails of its recovery.

20 Jun 2014 - 12:26pm

Chinese premier Li Keqiang 'had Taiwan in mind' over UK unity remark

When China's premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday that he favoured the United Kingdom staying together, Chengxin Pan, a professor of international relations at Deakin University in Australia, said at first blush it sounded rather undiplomatic.

19 Jun 2014 - 9:59am 2 comments

Let’s make a deal: Li Keqiang seals HK$183b trade pact on visit to Britain

Beijing's latest trade deals with Britain illustrates dramatically how much China has changed: from economic basket case a few decades ago, to an envied position of exporting advanced technology to the cradle of the Industrial Revolution.

19 Jun 2014 - 11:01am 3 comments

‘China has eclipsed Britain as superpower’, party mouthpiece declares amid Li Keqiang visit

China has overtaken Britain as a world power, a state-run newspaper argued scornfully today after Premier Li Keqiang oversaw the signing of trade deals with the UK.

18 Jun 2014 - 6:38pm 41 comments

Premier Li Keqiang urges Scotland to remain part of the UK

China wants a strong, prosperous and united Britain, but will respect Scotland’s choice, Li says.

18 Jun 2014 - 5:34pm 4 comments

Royal start for Li Keqiang’s UK trip as China, Britain seal trade deals worth HK$184b

China and Britain signed trade deals worth over £14 billion (HK$184 billion) during a visit by Premier Li Keqiang in London, British Prime Minister David Cameron said yesterday.

19 Jun 2014 - 4:30pm 12 comments

China to meet this year’s 7.5pc growth target: Li Keqiang

China is confident it will hit its growth target of 7.5 per cent this year, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday, adding the government was ready to adjust policy to make sure it does.

16 Jun 2014 - 7:09pm 1 comment