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Profile: Li Keqiang: a reform-minded premier
                 English.news.cn | 2013-03-17 14:36:37 | Editor: Tang Danlu

Profile: Li Keqiang: a reform-minded premier

BEIJING, March 16 (Xinhua) --Li Keqiang, 57, was appointed Chinese premier on Friday, at a time when China has become the world's second largest economy. He is the first premier born after the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949 to hold dual academic degrees in economics and law.

During his five-year tenure as vice premier, Li had been widely acclaimed for his acumen and determination in facing challenges, and professional style of work. He had made remarkable achievements in helping overcome difficulties along with endeavors to accelerate economy, improve people's livelihoods and deepen reforms.

Three decades of rapid development has made China a middle-income country. However, the country is still on a difficult journey with many obstacles ahead waiting to be overcome. To build a moderately prosperous society by 2020 in a country with a population of over 1.3 billion shall be an epic and historic task.

Upon appointment as the premier, Li bowed deeply with a smile amid applause of some 2,900 legislators in the Great Hall of the People, underscoring his sense of duty as a big country's premier and also conveying wisdom and strong-mindedness of a mature statesman.

"用改革最大红利让广大人民受益"--记中国国务院总理李克强

新华网北京3月16日电 3月15日,57岁的李克强就任国务院总理。此时的中国已成为全球第二大经济体。李克强是第一位出生在新中国、并同时拥有经济学博士和法学学士学位的总理。

过去5年间,作为国务院副总理,李克强在发展经济、改善民生、深化改革等方面攻坚克难,出手不凡。其敏锐的判断力,直面问题、专业果敢的工作作风深得各方赞许。

今天的中国,经过30多年快速发展,已经进入中等收入国家行列,同时也进入了矛盾增多、爬坡过坎的关键时期。把超过13亿人带入科学发展的全面小康时代,这是人类历史上具有史诗意义的创举。在人民大会堂,面对近3000名人民代表的掌声,李克强沉静地致以微笑,深深鞠躬,传达出一位大国总理对责任的担当,也表现出成熟政治家坚毅、睿智的力量。

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