Former Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Passes Away Due to Illness


INNews-According to reports from Chinese official media, Li Keqiang, the former premier of the State Council of China and a standing committee member of the 17th, 18th, and 19th Central Politburo of the Communist Party of China, recently took a rest in Shanghai. On October 26, 2023, he suffered a sudden cardiac event and, despite all-out rescue efforts, passed away at 00:10 on October 27 in Shanghai, at the age of 68. An obituary was released thereafter.

Li Keqiang, of Han ethnicity, was born in Hefei, Anhui province, with ancestral roots in Wuning, Jiangxi province, and native place in Dingyuan, Anhui province. He was a prominent political figure in the Communist Party of China and the People’s Republic of China, and was a national-level leader. He began his career in March 1974 and joined the Communist Party of China in May 1976. Li Keqiang held a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Peking University, and a Master’s and Doctorate in Economics from the university’s School of Economics, earning the titles of Bachelor of Laws, Master of Economics, and Doctor of Economics.