Li Keqiang endorsed as premier

Updated: 2013-03-15 10:47


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Li Keqiang endorsed as premier

Li Keqiang is endorsed as the premier of China's State Council at the fifth plenary meeting of the first session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, capital of China, March 15, 2013. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING - Li Keqiang was endorsed as Chinese premier Friday morning at the ongoing session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), the country's top legislature.

Nearly 3,000 NPC deputies voted to approve the nomination of Li, by newly-elected President Xi Jinping, as the candidate for premier at the ongoing parliament session.

Li, born in 1955, is a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee.

Li Keqiang endorsed as premier
Li Keqiang: A man who puts people first

Better environment

China will strengthen the enforcement of environmental laws, and take other measures to tackle air pollution

Urbanization boost

Urbanization will be the main driver of economic growth for the future. 

More efforts on shantytowns

Rebuilding shantytowns is an obstacle that must be conquered in the urbanization process.  


Fight against AIDS

More support, especially in registration and funding, for grassroots organizations committed to combating HIV/AIDS is needed. 

Sino-US ties

Li saidChinaand theUnited Statesshould take care of each other's core interests while managing and controlling contradictions and differences.  

Medical reform

Efforts must be made to "expedite the development of the medical insurance system, expand the coverage of the basic healthcare network and raise healthcare subsidies",