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Chinese Prime Minister to Visit LAOS

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Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang will pay an official visit to Laos to attend the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits and related meetings in Vientiane Capital.

Scheduled for Sep 8-9, the visit will be made in response to an invitation by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith to enhance the traditional relationship and strategic cooperative partnership between the Lao PDR and PR. China.

The following is the resume of Premier Li Keqiang:

Li Keqiang, born in July 1955, is a male ethnic Han from Dingyuan, Anhui Province. He entered the workforce in March 1974 and joined the CPC in May 1976. He graduated from the School of Economics at Peking University with a major in economics, has an in-service postgraduate education, and holds the degree of Doctor of Economics.

He is currently a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, and premier of the State Council.

1974-1976 – Educated youth, Dongling Brigade, Damiao Commune, Fengyang County, Anhui Province

1976-1978 – Secretary, Party Branch, Damiao Brigade, Damiao Commune, Fengyang County, Anhui Province

1978-1982 – Student, Department of Law; and leader, Students’ Union of Peking University

1982-1983 – Secretary, Committee of the Communist Youth League (CYL), Peking University; member, Standing Committee, CYL Central Committee

1983-1985 – Director, School Department, CYL Central Committee; Secretary-General, All-China Students’ Federation; alternate member, Secretariat, CYL Central Committee

1985-1993 – Member, Secretariat, CYL Central Committee; Vice Chairman, All-China Youth Federation (09/1991-11/1991: student of a further studies course for provincial and ministerial level officials at the Central Party School)

1993-1998 – First member, Secretariat, CYL Central Committee; president, China Youth University for Political Sciences (1988-1994: studied economics in an in-service postgraduate program at the School of Economics at Peking University, and was awarded the degrees of Master of Economics and Doctor of Economics)

1998-1999 – Deputy Secretary, CPC Henan Provincial Committee; acting Governor, Henan Province; and concurrently Director, Yellow River Flood Control Headquarters

1999-2002 – Deputy Secretary, CPC Henan Provincial Committee; Governor, Henan Province; and concurrently Director, Yellow River Flood Control Headquarters

2002-2003 – Secretary, CPC Henan Provincial Committee; Governor, Henan Province; and concurrently Director, Yellow River Flood Control Headquarters

2003-2004 – Secretary, CPC Henan Provincial Committee; Chairman, Standing Committee, Henan Provincial People’s Congress

2004-2005 – Secretary, CPC Liaoning Provincial Committee

2005-2007 – Secretary, CPC Liaoning Provincial Committee; Chairman, Standing Committee, Liaoning Provincial People’s Congress

2007-2008 – Member, Standing Committee, Political Bureau, CPC Central Committee

2008-2013 – Member, Standing Committee, Political Bureau, CPC Central Committee; Vice Premier of the State Council and Deputy Secretary of its Leading Party Members’ Group; Director of Three Georges Project Construction Committee and of the South-to-North Water Diversion Construction Project Committee, State Council

2013-    Member, Standing Committee, Political Bureau, CPC Central Committee; Premier of the State Council and Secretary of its Leading Party Members’ Group; Director of the Three Gorges Project Construction Committee and of the South-to-North Water Diversion Construction Project Committee, State Council

Source: KPL