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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. 

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Saturday, 27 October, 2007, 12:00am

Li Yuanchao: Showing way on green practices

For up-and-coming leaders, a Communist Youth League background is surely the biggest political asset, followed by a princeling pedigree, youth and a good education and track record.

Rising political star Li Yuanchao , the 57-year-old party boss of affluent Jiangsu province , meets all criteria.

23 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Democracy 'was answer'

The Cultural Revolution happened because China lacked democracy, Jiangsu party secretary Li Yuanchao said yesterday.

18 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Hu ally dismisses promotion rumour

16 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Enviable achievements emboss calling card of high-flying cadre

The favourite subject of Li Yuanchao at the NPC conference was not so much the riches of Jiangsu province but rather the need to share wealth.

But is Mr Li, Jiangsu party secretary, just an opportunist who mimics what leaders in Beijing have said about building a 'harmonious society'?

13 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Common touch takes Jiangsu's party chief far

From mathematics teacher to Jiangsu province party boss, Li Yuanchao says working out solutions remains his daily challenge.

Graduating from Shanghai Normal University in 1972, Mr Li, then 22, taught at an evening school to help the many who had been denied the chance to study during the Cultural Revolution.

28 Mar 2003 - 12:00am