Li Keqiang, pictured on 8 March 2013
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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
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