Former Chinese Premier Li Keqiang dies of heart attack at age of 68

Former Premier Li Keqiang has died following a sudden heart attack at the age of 68, Chinese state media reported today. The former premier served under President Xi Jinping from 2013 until his retirement in March this year, heading China's cabinet.

Serving as China's second-in-command from 2013 to 2023, Li, in his role as the top economic official, vowed to improve conditions for entrepreneurs creating jobs and wealth. His career progressed through various party positions, including serving as the party secretary in Henan and Liaoning provinces. In 2007, Li was appointed to the party's Central Committee.

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