Li Qiang endorsed as Chinese premier

Li Qiang was endorsed as Chinese premier over the weekend at the ongoing first session of the 14th National People’s Congress, the country’s national legislature.

President Xi Jinping signed a presidential order to appoint him as premier. And then Li made a public pledge of allegiance to the Constitution.

Earlier, President Xi Jinping nominated him the candidate for premier.

An ethnic Han, Li Qiang was born in July 1959 and is from Ruian, Zhejiang Province. He began his first job in July 1976 and joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) in April 1983. He received a graduate education at the Central Party School and holds an executive MBA degree.

Li is currently a member of the Standing Committee of the 20th CPC Central Committee Political Bureau, premier of the State Council and secretary of the Leading Party Members Group of the State Council. Xinhua

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