Li Keqiang

premier of China from 2013 to 2023
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Li.

Li Keqiang (pinyin: Lǐ Kèqiáng; born 1 July 1955) is a Chinese politician and economist.[1][2] He became the Premier of the People's Republic of China and party secretary of the State Council in 2013. He ranked #2 in Chinese power structure since 2012, next to Xi Jinping.

Li Keqiang
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Premier of the People's Republic of China
12th State Council
In office
15 March 2013 – 11 March 2023
PresidentXi Jinping
Vice PremierZhang Gaoli
Liu Yandong
Wang Yang
Ma Kai
Preceded byWen Jiabao
Succeeded byLi Qiang
First Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China
11th State Council
In office
17 March 2008 – 15 March 2013
PremierWen Jiabao
Preceded byWu Yi (Acting)
Succeeded byZhang Gaoli
Member of the CPC Politburo Standing Committee
CPC 17th Party Congress
CPC 18th Party Congress
Assumed office
22 October 2007
General SecretaryHu Jintao
Xi Jinping
Preceded byWu Bangguo
Provincial Committee Secretary of Liaoning
In office
December 2004 – October 2007
DeputyZhang Wenyue (Governor)
Preceded byWen Shizhen
Succeeded byZhang Wenyue
Provincial Committee Secretary of Henan
In office
December 2002 – December 2004
DeputyLi Chengyu (Governor)
Preceded byChen Kuiyuan
Succeeded byXu Guangchun
First Secretary of the Communist Youth League of China
In office
May 1993 – June 1998
Preceded bySong Defu
Succeeded byZhou Qiang
Personal details
Born (1955-07-01) 1 July 1955 (age 67)
Dingyuan County, Anhui
Political partyCommunist Party
Spouse(s)Cheng Hong
Alma materPeking University

Li graduated from Beijing University, with a Bachelor degree in Law, PhD degree in Economics. He joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) in May 1976. He became a member of the CPC Central Committee in 1997 and retained the membership since then. He’s also written articles using the name Eldon Li.[2]


  1. Li, Keqiang. "Questions Concerning Changes to China's Economic Structure (关于调整经济结构促进持续发展的几个问题)". Qiushi. Archived from the original on 4 June 2010. Retrieved 1 June 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Vitae, China. "China Vitae : Biography of Li Keqiang". Archived from the original on 2018-10-29. Retrieved 2018-10-09.

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