Li Qiang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, attends the opening of the 17th national congress of the Chinese Peasants and Workers Democratic Party. Photo: Xinhua
Li Qiang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, attends the opening of the 17th national congress of the Chinese Peasants and Workers Democratic Party. Photo: Xinhua

China’s Li Qiang makes speech for the State Council, hinting at premier’s job ahead

  • In first public appearance representing the country’s cabinet, Li says China’s leadership is working to create a favourable business environment
  • Li may already be carrying out premier duties, says professor, even though the post will not be made official until annual legislative session in March

Li Qiang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, attends the opening of the 17th national congress of the Chinese Peasants and Workers Democratic Party. Photo: Xinhua
Li Qiang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, attends the opening of the 17th national congress of the Chinese Peasants and Workers Democratic Party. Photo: Xinhua
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