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Chinese Gather Despite Heavy Security as Former Premier Li Keqiang Is Laid to Rest

Chinese Gather Despite Heavy Security as Former Premier Li Keqiang Is Laid to Rest

By Christopher Bodeen and Ken Moritsugu
Authorities appeared to be taking a relatively light approach to the public outpouring of grief at Li's passing, possibly to avoid sparking a larger incident.

The Sudden Death of China’s Former No. 2 Leader Li Keqiang Comes as a Shock

The Sudden Death of China’s Former No. 2 Leader Li Keqiang Comes as a Shock

By Kanis Leung
Li, who was premier from March 2013 to March 2023, passed away from a heart attack at age 68.
China’s Former Premier Li Keqiang Dies at 68

China’s Former Premier Li Keqiang Dies at 68

By Emily Wang Fujiyama and Kanis Leung
An English-speaking economist, Li was considered a contender to succeed then-Chinese Communist Party leader Hu Jintao in 2013.

China’s Premier Li Keqiang Bows out as Xi Loyalists Take Reins

China’s Premier Li Keqiang Bows out as Xi Loyalists Take Reins

By Associated Press
Once seen as a potential top leader, Li was increasingly sidelined as Xi accumulated ever-greater powers.

Li Keqiang’s Legacy: A Recommitment to Reformism

Li Keqiang’s Legacy: A Recommitment to Reformism

By Dan Macklin
Despite his reputation for being a political weakling, Li deserves credit for successfully championing reformist economic values.

Thoughts on Xi Jinping’s Third Term

Thoughts on Xi Jinping’s Third Term

By KAWASHIMA Shin
Xi has imposed his own take on unity of the "Chinese dream."

China’s Premier Comes to Cambodia Bearing Gifts

China’s Premier Comes to Cambodia Bearing Gifts

By Sebastian Strangio
The routine nature and broad scope of the agreements signed by Li Keqiang and Hun Sen reflects the closeness of the relationship between Beijing and Phnom Penh.
China’s 20th Party Congress: The Implications for CCP Norms

China’s 20th Party Congress: The Implications for CCP Norms

By Ling Li
Revisiting the resilience of the age limit norm and exploring two counterfactuals.

What Institutional Norms Are Left After the 20th Party Congress?

What Institutional Norms Are Left After the 20th Party Congress?

By Jonathan Brookfield
The Politburo Standing Committee line-up brought a number of surprises, but Xi still seems to have operated within a broad institutional framework.

China’s 20th Party Congress: An Upside Scenario

China’s 20th Party Congress: An Upside Scenario

By Dan Macklin
Turnover norms for Beijing’s top governing body could check Xi’s power and boost pro-market reformers.

Mounting Problems Threaten to Dampen Xi’s Congress Victory

Mounting Problems Threaten to Dampen Xi’s Congress Victory

By Dan Macklin
China’s leader faces a litany of domestic and international challenges that are creating a gloomy backdrop to his anticipated reselection.
China’s Crucial Party Congress Has a Date: October 16

China’s Crucial Party Congress Has a Date: October 16

By Shannon Tiezzi
The 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party will set the tone for China's next five years -- almost certainly under Xi Jinping's leadership yet again.

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