Li Peng

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Li Peng
李鹏
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Premier of the People's Republic of China
In office
25 March 1988 – 17 March 1998
acting from 24 November 1987
PresidentYang Shangkun
Jiang Zemin
Vice Premier
Preceded byZhao Ziyang
Succeeded byZhu Rongji
Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress
In office
15 March 1998 – 15 March 2003
Preceded byQiao Shi
Succeeded byWu Bangguo
Member of the 13th, 14th, 15th CPC Politburo Standing Committee
In office
2 November 1987 – 15 November 2002
General SecretaryZhao Ziyang
Jiang Zemin
Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China
In office
6 June 1983 – 24 November 1987
Serving with Wan Li, Yao Yilin, Tian Jiyun
PremierZhao Ziyang
Member of the
National People's Congress
In office
25 March 1988 – 5 March 2003
ConstituencyBeijing At-large
Personal details
Born(1928-10-20)20 October 1928
Shanghai, Republic of China
Died22 July 2019 (aged 90)
Beijing, China
NationalityChinese
Political partyCommunist Party of China
Spouse(s)Zhu Lin
ChildrenLi Xiaopeng
Li Xiaolin
Li Xiaoyong
Alma materMoscow Power Engineering Institute
ProfessionPolitician
civil engineer

Li Peng (20 October 1928 – 22 July 2019) was a Chinese politician. He served as the fourth Premier of the People's Republic of China, between 1987 and 1998. He also served as the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's top legislative body from 1998 to 2003.[1]

For much of the 1990s, Li was ranked second in the Communist Party of China (CPC) hierarchy behind then General Secretary Jiang Zemin. He retained his seat on the CPC Politburo Standing Committee until 2002.

Li died on 22 July 2019 at the age of 90 from an illness at a hospital in Beijing.[2][3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Li Jing. "Li Peng Finally Denies Old Rumours He Is Ex-Premier Zhou Enlai's Adopted Son". South China Morning Post. 1 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  2. "李鹏同志逝世-新华网". www.xinhuanet.com. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  3. "Former Chinese premier Li Peng dies aged 90". South China Morning Post. 2019-07-23. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  4. "China's former premier Li Peng dies at 90". Reuters. 2019-07-23. Retrieved 2019-07-23.

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