BEIJING — China’s former Premier Li Keqiang died early Friday following a heart attack. He was 68.
Mr. Li suddenly suffered from heart failure near midnight on Thursday (26 Oct), a report on Chinese state television said.
Li was in Shanghai, where he has been taking a rest, said the state-run media, CCTV News.
Despite all efforts to resuscitate him, he passed away at 12.10 am local time on Friday (1610 GMT Thursday).
Li, who served as China’s premier from 2013 to 2023, was also the second most powerful member of the ruling Chinese Communist Party from 2012 to 2022.
He was born in Hefei, Anhui province in 1955 and was married to Cheng Hong, a professor in English Language and Literature. — MalaysiaXpress