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Li Yuanchao

Born in 1950, Li holds a Bachelor's degree in mathematics from Fudan University, a Master's degree in economics from Beijing University, and a doctorate in law from the Central Party School. He rose up the ranks in Jiangsu Province and served as provincial party chief between 2002 and 2007, and has headed the Communist Party's Central Organization Department since 2007. 

Li Yuanchao

Head of Organization Department, Communisty Party Central Committee 

Thursday, 25 October, 2012, 4:10pm

Vice-President's North Korea trip shows Pyongyang still key partner

Vice-President Li Yuanchao sets off for North Korea today to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Korean war in a visit that analysts say shows Beijing still regards Pyongyang as a close partner.

25 Jul 2013 - 4:32am

China VP Li Yuanchao urges visiting Hong Kong youth to support 'one country, two systems'

Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao on Tuesday called on a group of Hong Kong youth representatives visiting in Beijing to support the “one country, two systems” principle under which the city was reunified with China and to inherit the spirit of patriotism.

24 Jul 2013 - 6:04pm 1 comment

Li Yuanchao's trip a show of support for President Xi Jinping, say analysts

Vice-President Li Yuanchao wrapped up a low-profile trip to Guangdong at the weekend, a visit analysts described as a gesture of loyalty to President Xi Jinping.

3 Apr 2013 - 5:41am

Vice-president adopts 'softer tone' on Diaoyu disputes with Japanese delegation

Vice-President Li Yuanchao made his diplomatic debut in his new role in a meeting with Japanese business leaders in Beijing yesterday. Li was the highest-level official to attend the three-day Japan-China Economic Association meeting, which ends today.

23 Mar 2013 - 5:27am

Japanese corporate leaders visit Beijing in effort to mend ties

A group of influential Japanese business leaders is due to meet Vice-President Li Yuanchao today in Beijing in an effort to improve soured relations between the two countries.

22 Mar 2013 - 5:46am

Vice-president Li Yuanchao draws subdued welcome

Yesterday's announcement that Li Yuanchao, a top ally of former president Hu Jintao , had been appointed vice-president was a much more low-key affair than when Xi Jinping, the new president, got the job five years ago.

15 Mar 2013 - 5:27am

Who said it?

Before the bishop blesses his people, I ask you to pray to the Lord that he will bless me

Pope Francis


Li will at least have plenty of chances to meet foreign visitors in that prestigious, if powerless, position

Analyst Chen Ziming on new Vice-President Li Yuanchao


15 Mar 2013 - 3:31am

What Hong Kong can expect from Li Yuanchao, likely next Beijing link-man

Three decades ago, Li Yuanchao seemed destined for a life in the classroom, not the intrigue-filled halls of Zhongnanhai.

29 Nov 2012 - 4:41am 2 comments

Who said it?

A mean person and a gentleman view integrity differently, as do a crook and a philanthropist

Lawmaker Lam Tai-fai on questions over Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's integrity


I've been able to use this height to my advantage. Plus, the air is fresher up here

29 Nov 2012 - 2:49am