No Script Javascript is disabled. Please enable it for better working experience.
Advertisement
Monday 08 July, 2024
Advertisement

Li Keqiang dead at 68: Cause of Death

BY Anas Shah Oct 27, 2023. 04:46 pm UPDATED: Oct 27, 2023. 04:46 pm

Advertisement

Li Keqiang, the former premier of China, passed away from a heart attack, state media reported.

The 68-year-old’s final term concluded in March, which is when the news was announced.

For ten years, Li was China’s top economic official, according to The Associated Press.

While sleeping in Shanghai, he passed away around 12:10 am on Friday, according to CCTV, the official Chinese news agency.

As a proponent of private enterprise and an economic reformer, Li was in disagreement with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Upon tightening his grip on the Chinese economy, Xi left the former premier with little authority.

Following the conclusion of Li’s term, Xi continued in office for an unprecedented third term, appointing loyalist Li Qiang as the new premier.

Later, the replacement told reporters it was his responsibility to carry out Xi’s orders.

Many people thought Li would succeed former Communist Party leader Hu Jintao when he started his term in 2013.

Advertisement

However, Xi overshadowed him by consolidating authority and reversing Hu’s leadership style based on consensus.

Two years ahead of the obligatory retirement age of seventy, in October, Li was removed from the party’s Standing Committee.

On the same day, Xi gave himself a third five-year term.

Since all previous Chinese presidents had resigned after ten years, this was unprecedented.

 

 

 

 

Advertisement

Related Articles

Linda De Sousa Abreu arrested for allegedly filmed having intimate relation with inmate in prison
US

Linda De Sousa Abreu arrested for allegedly filmed having intimate relation with inmate in prison

In the UK, a female prison guard faces charges after it was...

Morgan Metzer beaten, bound, raped and nearly choked to death
US

Morgan Metzer beaten, bound, raped and nearly choked to death

A mother of two who was assaulted, restrained, sexually assaulted, and on...

James Everett du Bois, US Army vet swept out to sea
US

James Everett du Bois, US Army vet swept out to sea

Pictured is a US army veteran who was washed out to sea...

Who is Ava Louise? OnlyFans model who flashed portal
World

Who is Ava Louise? OnlyFans model who flashed portal

The annoying OnlyFans model claims that she lifted her top because she...

Madison Bergmann arrested for ‘making out’ with 5th-grader
US

Madison Bergmann arrested for ‘making out’ with 5th-grader

Less than three months before her wedding, a 24-year-old elementary school teacher...

Sgt. Colin Arslanbas killed in training accident
US

Sgt. Colin Arslanbas killed in training accident

Military authorities have revealed the identify of the Marine from North Carolina...

Advertisement

Latest News

Linda De Sousa Abreu arrested for allegedly filmed having intimate relation with inmate in prison
US

Linda De Sousa Abreu arrested for allegedly filmed having intimate relation with inmate in prison

In the UK, a female prison guard faces charges after it was...

Farah El Kadhi Dead at 36, Cause of Death
Viral

Farah El Kadhi Dead at 36, Cause of Death

Local reports state that a well-known beauty influencer from Tunisia passed away...

Morgan Metzer beaten, bound, raped and nearly choked to death
US

Morgan Metzer beaten, bound, raped and nearly choked to death

A mother of two who was assaulted, restrained, sexually assaulted, and on...

James Everett du Bois, US Army vet swept out to sea
US

James Everett du Bois, US Army vet swept out to sea

Pictured is a US army veteran who was washed out to sea...

Advertisement