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Li Keqiang,1955–, Chinese political leader. He became a member of the Communist party while performing manual labor in the countryside during the Cultural RevolutionCultural Revolution,
1966–76, mass mobilization of urban Chinese youth inaugurated by Mao Zedong in an attempt to prevent the development of a bureaucratized Soviet style of Communism.
..... Click the link for more information. . Li joined the Communist Youth League's central secretariat in 1983, becoming general secretary (1993–98). He was governor of Henan prov. (1998–2003) and chaired the Henan people's congress (2003–5) and Liaonong people's congress (2005–7). Named (2007) to the standing committee of the politburo, he became first vice premier of China in 2008. He succeeded Wen JiabaoWen Jiabao
, 1942–, Chinese political leader, b. Tianjin. Originally a geologist, he worked for the Gansu provincial geological bureau (1968–82), where he was the head of its political section, and rose to deputy director general.
..... Click the link for more information. as premier in 2013, and was reelected premier in 2018.
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