China confirms Li Keqiang as premier
China's leaders have named Li Keqiang as premier, placing him at the helm of the world's second-largest economy.
Mr Li, who already holds the number two spot in the Communist Party, takes over from Wen Jiabao.
Li Keqiang's widely-signalled elevation was confirmed by 3,000 legislators at the National People's Congress, the annual parliament session.
Martin Patience reports from Beijing.
15 Mar 2013
- From the section China