Li Keqiang http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31018/all en Child moons China's premier-to-be http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/child-moons-chinas-premier-be <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>State media coverage of a routine visit to a home by China's incoming premier Li Keqiang has become a colourful Internet sensation after a boy appeared on camera half-naked.</p> <p>Internet users were on Thursday circulating the CCTV state television footage from the northern city of Baotou, cheering the rare unplanned blip in usually staid government-controlled coverage of officials' tightly scripted trips.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/child-moons-chinas-premier-be" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Li Keqiang Technology AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 12:01:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748727 at http://www.globalpost.com China's Li Keqiang assumes role as new premier http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/chinas-li-formally-picked-premier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Sui-Lee Wee</p> <p>BEIJING (Reuters) - China's legislature formally chose Li Keqiang as premier on Friday, installing an English-speaking bureaucrat as the man in charge of the economy, the world's second-largest, and its aim of reviving growth through consumer-led expansion.</p> <p>The largely rubber-stamp National People's Congress, as expected, chose Li, 57, to replace Wen Jiabao.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/chinas-li-formally-picked-premier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Communist Party of China Crown Prince Party Government of the People's Republic of China Li Keqiang Li Keqiang Politics Politics of the People's Republic of China Social Issues Socialism Technology Tuanpai Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Mar 2013 03:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5784082 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Li named as China premier: parliament http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/urgent-li-named-china-premier-parliament <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China's parliament named Communist bureaucrat Li Keqiang to the post of premier Friday, a role that involves running day-to-day government in the world's second-largest economy.</p> <p>"I announce that comrade Li Keqiang has been chosen as premier of the People's Republic of China," said Yan Junqi, a vice-chairwoman of the National People's Congress, China's rubberstamp parliament.</p> <p>kgo/slb/jw</p> Li Keqiang Premier Tuanpai AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 03:00:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5784088 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314-44 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Li Keqiang named premier of China: parliament</p> <p>kgo/slb/jw</p> Li Keqiang AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 03:00:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5784091 at http://www.globalpost.com China's reform posterboy set to become vice premier - sources http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130315/chinas-reform-posterboy-set-become-vice-premier-sources <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Stanway and Benjamin Kang Lim</p> <p>BEIJING (Reuters) - Wang Yang, one of China's best-known reformers who was passed over for promotion last year, is set to become one of four vice premiers, sources said, a role that will see his credentials for change tested to the full.</p> <p>The largely rubber-stamp National People's Congress, or parliament, will name the four vice premiers and cabinet ministers in a tightly scripted ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130315/chinas-reform-posterboy-set-become-vice-premier-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of the People's Republic of China Li Keqiang Socialism Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Mar 2013 06:30:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5784190 at http://www.globalpost.com China's Li vows to cut bureaucrat numbers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/chinas-li-vows-cut-bureaucrat-numbers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China will cut the number of officials and drive down costs involved with running the world's most populous country, Li Keqiang vowed on Sunday at his first news conference as premier.</p> <p>Amid widespread popular anger at officials in the ruling Communist Party profiting from their positions, Li said Beijing would "lead by example" in enforcing wide-ranging cost-cutting measures.</p> <p>"The number of people on the government's payroll will decrease, not increase," Li said at a press conference arranged for the end of China's parliamentary sessions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/chinas-li-vows-cut-bureaucrat-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Li Keqiang Tuanpai AFP Sun, 17 Mar 2013 04:46:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5785776 at http://www.globalpost.com Iceland premier to meet Chinese leaders in Beijing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/iceland-premier-meet-chinese-leaders-beijing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Icelandic Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir will meet with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang this month in Beijing as the countries sign a free trade agreement, her office said Saturday.</p> <p>"The prime minister of Iceland, Johanna Sigurdardottir, and her wife, Jonina Leosdottir, will be on an official visit to China on April 15-18," it said in a statement.</p> <p>She will also meet with former premier Wen Jiabao and President Xi Jinping, on a visit that will include the signing of a trade deal between Reykjavik and Beijing after six years of negotiations.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/iceland-premier-meet-chinese-leaders-beijing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Li Keqiang Wen Jiabao Xi Jinping AFP Sat, 06 Apr 2013 18:15:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5804330 at http://www.globalpost.com Greek PM oversees signing of agreements on China visit targeting investment, business deals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/greek-pm-oversees-signing-agreements-china-visit-targeting-i <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, China - Greece's prime minister is in China seeking investment and trade deals to help revive his country's recession-battered economy.</p> <p>Antonis Samaras met Thursday with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, after which the two witnessed the signing of agreements in fields including shipping and telecommunications. Li said during the meeting that China hopes the two countries can double their two-way trade by 2015 as well as boost cultural exchanges, the state Xinhua News Agency reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/greek-pm-oversees-signing-agreements-china-visit-targeting-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Antonis Samaras Li Keqiang The Canadian Press Thu, 16 May 2013 11:47:06 +0000 The Canadian Press 5839209 at http://www.globalpost.com Greek leader stresses culture in talks with China's premier http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130516/greek-leader-stresses-culture-talks-chinas-premier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Prime Minister Antonis Samaras of economically troubled Greece met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday, hailing the contributions to global civilisation of their respective cultures.</p> <p>Samaras was greeted at the Great Hall of the People with military honours that included armed guards, a marching band and a 19-gun salute.</p> <p>Inside the hall, he told Li the two countries share "common culture and values" based on their "ancient civilisations".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130516/greek-leader-stresses-culture-talks-chinas-premier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Antonis Samaras Li Keqiang AFP Thu, 16 May 2013 12:17:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5839237 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese premier tells Indian business leaders of need for greater economic ties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130520/chinese-premier-says-world-peace-impossible-without-trust-be <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW DELHI - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told Indian business leaders Tuesday that developing stronger economic ties between their two nations would have huge benefits for both sides.</p> <p>Li spoke a day after holding meetings with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during which the two leaders played down a recent border dispute and stressed the aim of forging deeper co-operation.</p> <p>Li told the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday that India and China were both enormous markets with incredible potential for growth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130520/chinese-premier-says-world-peace-impossible-without-trust-be" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Cabinet of India Disaster G20 nations Government of India Indian people International relations Li Keqiang Li Keqiang Member states of the United Nations Premier Social Issues Technology The Canadian Press Mon, 20 May 2013 07:45:45 +0000 The Canadian Press 5841771 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese PM vows to open up markets to India http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130521/chinese-pm-vows-open-markets-india <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledged on Tuesday to open up domestic markets to Indian businesses and narrow a gaping trade deficit between the two countries.</p> <p>"As for Indian concerns over the trade deficit, the Chinese side is willing to provide facilitations for more Indian products to access the Chinese market," Li said during a speech to Indian business leaders in New Delhi.</p> <p>"I am confident we have the ability to mitigate the trade imbalance between our two countries," he added.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130521/chinese-pm-vows-open-markets-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Li Keqiang Republics Technology AFP Tue, 21 May 2013 06:30:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5842595 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese premier promises to narrow trade imbalance with India http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130521/chinese-premier-promises-narrow-trade-imbalance-india <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang said Tuesday that Beijing will address and mitigate the trade imbalance between China and India.</p> <p> Speaking to Indian government and industry officials in New Delhi, Li said, "As for Indian concerns over the trade deficit, the Chinese side is willing to provide facilitations for more Indian products to access the Chinese market. I am confident we have the ability to mitigate the trade imbalance between our two countries."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130521/chinese-premier-promises-narrow-trade-imbalance-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Li Keqiang Li Keqiang Sino-Indian relations Kyodo News International Tue, 21 May 2013 09:16:07 +0000 Kyodo News International 5842657 at http://www.globalpost.com China shares down 0.74% in morning trade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130620/china-shares-down-074-morning-trade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chinese shares were down 0.74 percent in early trading on Thursday after the government ruled out the possibility of monetary easing in the short term, dealers said.</p> <p>The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 15.82 points to 2,127.63.</p> <p>Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday at a meeting that China would stick to prudent monetary policy, state media reported, dashing hopes of a cut in interest rates or banks' reserve requirements to boost the domestic economy.</p> <p>awt/kgo/mtp</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Li Keqiang AFP Thu, 20 Jun 2013 04:02:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5861955 at http://www.globalpost.com China calls for stabilising 'market expectations' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130626/china-calls-stabilising-market-expectations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China said Wednesday that authorities must "stabilise market expectations", after sharp plunges in the country's key stock market spooked investors.</p> <p>The State Council, or cabinet, described China's economic situation in 2013 as "steady overall" in a statement released after a meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang. </p> <p>"We must maintain policy continuity and stability and stabilise market expectations," the statement continued, though did not specifically mention this week's sharp stock market declines brought about by fears of a liquidity crisis.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130626/china-calls-stabilising-market-expectations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bank of China Economy of the People's Republic of China Li Keqiang Technology AFP Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:01:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5868133 at http://www.globalpost.com China will maintain policy continuity: Premier Li http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130718/china-will-maintain-policy-continuity-premier-li <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday the government will keep policy stable and make macro-controls more targeted and forward-looking to stabilize economic growth.</p> <p>The state television quoted Li as saying China's economy was generally stable in the first half of this year and main economic indicators were within "reasonable range".</p> <p>Data on Monday showed that China's annual gross domestic product growth slowed to 7.5 percent in the second quarter, the ninth slowdown in the last 10 quarters.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130718/china-will-maintain-policy-continuity-premier-li" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Li Keqiang Tuanpai Thomson Reuters Thu, 18 Jul 2013 12:04:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5887121 at http://www.globalpost.com