Li Peng, male, Han nationality, is a native of Chengdu, Sichuan Province. He was born in 1928, joined the CPC in 1945 and studied at the Yan'an Institute of Natural Sciences and in the Soviet Union.
Li Peng was an engineer by training. Upon returning to China after studying in the Soviet Union for several years, Li began his career as a manager at the Fengman Hydroelectric Power Plant. He later held management and Party leadership roles at other power plants. During the Cultural Revolution, he served in Party leadership roles and management positions in the Beijing Power Administration. In 1977, he became minister of the Ministry of Power Industry. Li later was elected premier of the State Council, a position which he held for over 10 years.
Li was a member, a co-opted member of the Politburo and a member of the Secretariat of the 12th CPC Central Committee. Li was a standing committee member of Politburo of the 13th, 14th and 15th CPC Central Committees. Li died of illness in Beijing at the age of 91 on June 22, 2019.