Li Peng


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Li Peng

(lē pŭng), 1928–, Chinese Communist leader, premier of China (1988–98), b. Chengdu, Sichuan prov., China. Orphaned at age three when his father was executed by the KuomintangKuomintang
[Chin.,=national people's party] (KMT), Chinese and Taiwanese political party. Sung Chiao-jen organized the party in 1912, under the nominal leadership of Sun Yat-sen, to succeed the Revolutionary Alliance.
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, Li became the adopted son of Zhou EnlaiZhou Enlai
or Chou En-lai
, 1898–1976, Chinese Communist leader. A member of a noted Mandarin family, he was educated at an American-supported school in China and a university in Japan. His involvement in radical movements led to several months imprisonment.
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. Educated at the Moscow Power Institute, he became deputy minister (1979) and then minister (1981) of the power industry. After becoming (1982) a member of the Communist Party Central Committee, he rose to the Politburo and the Party Secretariat in 1985, and the standing committee of the Politburo in 1987, when he also became acting premier. He became premier (1988), declared martial law during the Tiananmen SquareTiananmen Square,
large public square in Beijing, China, on the southern edge of the Inner or Tatar City. The square, named for its Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tiananmen), contains the monument to the heroes of the revolution, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of
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 protests (May, 1989), and was instrumental in the dismissal and arrest (June, 1989) of Zhao ZiyangZhao Ziyang
or Chao Tzu-yang
, 1919–2005, Chinese Communist leader. He joined the party in 1938, was active as a local party leader during World War II, and by the 1960s was party secretary of Guangdong prov.
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, the general secretary of the party. More politically orthodox than some of his contemporaries, he favored greater central economic planning and slower economic growth. He was chairman of the National People's Congress (speaker of the legislature) from 1998 to 2003.
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as Ambassador Kok Li Peng endlessly chatted with everyone.
Asistieron al conclave Zhao Ziyang, Li Peng, Qiao Shi, Hu Qili y Yao Yilin, asi como los ancianos Yang Shangkun y Bo Yibo.
24, 1997 by a delegation under then Chinese PM Li Peng.
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Asked why he did not meet Chinese parliamentary chief Li Peng during his recent visit to Japan, Ozawa said, ''As I believe just a formal meeting is a waste of time, I politely declined to see him.
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The agreement was reached at talks in Seoul between South Korean National Assembly Speaker Lee Man Sup and Li Peng, chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress, a spokesman for Lee said.
Li Peng, chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), reported Friday to the plenary session of the NPC on the committee's activities over the last year, including legislative preparations for the country's entry to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Drawn up with the aid of nonprofit human rights groups, the suit seeks damages from Li Peng, the chairmen of China's National People's Congress, who was prime minister at the time of the June 4, 1989 incident.
Communist hard-liner Li Peng, neutralized for a while after Tienanmen Square, is now in the ascendant.