Compiled from the following sources:

Special biographic research
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006

Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2003-2005

Zhongguo Gongchandang Lijie Zhongyang Weiyuan Dacidian, 1921-2003
Beijing: Zhonggong dangshi chubanshe 2004

People's Daily Online


China News


XINHUA Online (China View)


Revision History:

Biography Revised: 1/26/2014
Career Data Updated: 1/26/2014

PHOTO: Li Keqiang
Li Keqiang 李克强
Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Standing Committee; Premier, State Council; Director, National Leading Group for Climate Change and for Energy Conservation & Reduction of Pollution Discharge; Director, State Energy Commission; Vice-Chairman, CPC, Central Committee, National Security Commission
Born: 1955

Biography

Li Keqiang, male, Han nationality, is a native of Dingyuan County, Anhui Province. He was born in 1955, joined the work force in 1974 and joined the CPC in 1976. He graduated from the Law Department of Beijing University in 1982 and also received higher degrees in Economics.

Li was sent to the Dongling Production Brigade, Damiao Commune, Fengyang County, Anhui Province, to do manual labor in 1974. He served as secretary of the Party Branch there until 1978. In March of that year, he was admitted to Beijing University and served as head of the University Students' Federation. He also served as secretary, Standing Committee member, and head of the Schools Department of the CYLC Central Committee. After 1982, Li served as Secretary-General of the All-China Students Federation. From 1993-1998, he held Party positions in the 13th CYLC Central Committee. In 1998 he was elected Deputy Secretary of the CPC Henan Provincial Committee.

Li was member of the 8th NPC Standing Committee, and the 15th and 16th CPC Central Committees. In 2004, he became secretary of the CPC Liaoning Provincial Committee.

Li was a member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo of the 17th CPC Central Committee, Executive Vice-Premier of the State Council and Vice-Chairman of 17th CPC Central Committee Finance and Economy Leading Small Group. In 2010, he became Director of the State Food Safety Commission.

In 2012, he was elected member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo of the 18th CPC Central Committee. In 2013 he became Premier of the State Council, director of the National Leading Group for Climate Change and for Energy Conservation & Reduction of Pollution Discharge, and State Energy Commission. In 2014 he became Vice-Chairman of China's new national security commission.

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