President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping has picked Li Qiang as the country’s premier during the annual meeting of the parliament, it emerged on Saturday.
Li Qiang, a close ally of Xi Jinping, replaced Li Keqiang for the coveted post after receiving almost every vote from delegates at the National People’s Congress. The key role is however will not be an easy road for the 63-year-old politician who will be playing his role for the country’s economic revival.
The country’s number 2 leader is perceived to be a business-friendly person and is expected to manage the country’s recovery in post-pandemic times. Qiang took an oath, swearing to work hard to build an affluent, modern socialist nation.
During his years-long career, he remained at key positions including as President Xi Jinping’s chief of staff. He was later appointed as party secretary in Shanghai back in 2017. He oversaw stern measures during the Covid pandemic.
Li Qiang took oath on the heels of Xi Jingping’s third tenure as country president of world’s most populated country. Chinese Communist Party leader has managed to continue his rule as Beijing entered post covid era to revive the economy.
Two Sessions of the National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference were closely observed across the globe as it provides a glimpse into the country’s future course of action.