Compiled from the following sources:

Special biographic research
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006

Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2003-2005

Zhongguo Gongchandang Lijie Zhongyang Weiyuan Dacidian, 1921-2003
Beijing: Zhonggong dangshi chubanshe 2004

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 7/25/2019
Career Data Updated: 5/24/2010

PHOTO: Li Peng
Li Peng 李鹏
Former Chairman, 9th NPC Standing Committee
Born: 1928
Died: 2019

Biography

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.

Career Data

1998—2003 Chairman, 9th Standing Committee of the NPC
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Standing Committee
1993—1998 Premier, State Council
1992—1997 Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
1992—1997 Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee
1992—1997 Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Standing Committee
1988—1990 Minister, State Commission for Restructuring the Economy
1987—1992 Member, 13th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Standing Committee
1987—1988 Acting Premier, State Council
1987—1992 Member, 13th CPC, Central Committee
1987—1992 Member, 13th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
1985—1987 Co-opted Member, 12th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Secretariat
1985—1987 Co-opted Member, 12th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
1983—1987 Vice-Premier, State Council
1983—1987 Minister, State Education Commission
1982—1987 Member, 12th CPC, Central Committee
1979—1983 Minister, Ministry of Power Industry
1979—1983 Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources CPC, Leading Party Group
1979—1983 Secretary, Ministry of Power Industry CPC, Leading Party Group
1979—1984 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Water Resources
1966—1976 Chairman, Power Supply Bureau Cultural Revolution, Revolutionary Committee Beijing Municipality
1966—1976 Deputy Secretary, Power Administration CPC, Party Committee Beijing Municipality
1966—1976 Secretary, Power Administration CPC, Leading Party Group Beijing Municipality
1966—1976 Director, Power Administration Beijing Municipality
1966—1976 Chairman, Power Administration Cultural Revolution, Revolutionary Committee Beijing Municipality
1966—1976 Acting Secretary, Power Supply Bureau CPC, Party Committee Beijing Municipality
Deputy Secretary, Fuxin Power Plant CPC, Party Committee Liaoning Province, Fuxin City
Director, Fuxin Power Plant Liaoning Province, Fuxin City
Director, Northeast China Power Administration, Electricity Dispatch Department
Deputy Chief Engineer, Northeast China Power Administration
1955—1956 Chief Engineer, Fengman Hydroelectric Power Plant Jilin Province
1955—1956 Deputy Director, Fengman Hydroelectric Power Plant Jilin Province
1948—1955 Student, Moscow Power Institute Russia, Moscow
1946—1948 Secretary, Harbin Grease Company CPC, Party Committee Heilongjiang Province, Harbin City
1946—1948 Assistant Manager, Harbin Grease Company Heilongjiang Province, Harbin City
1946—1948 Technician, Shanxi-Chahar-Hebei Power Company
1945 Joined, CPC
1941—1946 Student, Zhangjiakou Vocational School of Industry Hebei Province, Zhangjiakou City
1941—1946 Student, Yan'an Institute of Natural Sciences Shaanxi Province, Yan'an City
(Received Higher Education, Soviet Union)


Recent Travel & Appearances

29 Jul 19 Late Chinese leader Li Peng cremated
22 Jul 19 Li Peng dies at 91
25 Oct 17 Xi meets congress delegates
24 Jun 14 Memoir of former Chinese leader Li Peng published #China
25 Jun 12 Former top legislator's writing on macroeconomics published
20 Jan 12 Chinese president visits former leaders ahead of Lunar New Year
21 Jul 11 China's former top legislator publishes book on Three Gorges Project
31 Jan 11 Chinese leaders visit retired officials before Chinese New Year
25 Nov 10 Was in Beijing Municipality
Former premier's comments on China's science, education strategy published
11 Feb 10 Hu Jintao and other senior Party and government officials visited a number of former leaders and extended their best wishes to them, ahead of the Lunar New Year.

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