Cameron will bring up Heywood case

LONDON, April 17 (UPI) -- The death of Briton Neil Heywood will be discussed when Prime Minister David Cameron hosts a senior Chinese official, a Downing Street spokeswoman said.
China will keep lid on housing prices

China will keep lid on housing prices

BEIJING, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- China will maintain stability in housing prices, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said.

China promises foreign media freedom

BEIJING, July 11 (UPI) -- A senior Chinese leader says foreign journalists covering next month's Beijing Olympics will be allowed freedom to do their job.

Chinese leader arrives in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, April 2 (UPI) -- Li Changchun, a member of the Chinese governing committee, finished visits to five countries in North Africa and the Middle East with a stop in Syria.

China, Algeria discuss bilateral relations

ALGIERS, Algeria, March 24 (UPI) -- A top Communist official from China made remarks encouraging bilateral relations with Algeria in a diplomatic visit to the north African country.

Analysis: China's crisis-handling problem

HONG KONG, March 7 (UPI) -- China is not prepared to handle a large-scale external crisis -- particularly in the Taiwan Strait -- it can be concluded after assessing the nation's hardware, including ammunition supplies and fuel reserves, as well as the quality of its military personnel.

Hu Jintao wins second term

BEIJING, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao Monday won a new mandate to lead the country for five more years from the newly elected Communist Party’s 17th Central Committee.

China elects central committee

BEIJING, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The Communist Party of China ended its 17th National Congress Sunday with the election of a new central committee.

China tightens rules on Japan reporting

BEIJING, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- China is moving toward tighter controls on media reporting on Japan to silence both anti-Japan views and those with forward-looking views toward Japan.

Chinese official to visit North Korea

BEIJING, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A senior Chinese official will visit North Korea Friday to discuss Pyongyang's nuclear program as well as bilateral issues, China Daily reported Wednesday.

China, France forge a strategic partnership

PARIS, July 4 (UPI) -- French President Jacques Chirac and Li Changchun, a leader in the Communist Party of China, say they want to forge a strategic partnership.

Kazahstan welcomes Chinese envoy

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, June 25 (UPI) -- Kazakhstan this week hosted a high-ranking delegation from China, for whom it is building a major oil pipeline expected to begin construction in the fall.
Li Changchun
China's new Politburo Standing Committee Members (from L to R) Zhou Yongkang, Li Keqiang, Li Changchun, Wen Jiabao, Hu Jintao, Wu Bangguo, Jia Qinglin, Xi Jinping and He Guoqiang line up at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing October 22, 2007. (UPI Photo/Stephen Shaver)

Li Changchun (李長春; pinyin: Lǐ Chángchūn) (born February 1944) is considered to be the propaganda chief of the Communist Party of China. He is a 5th ranked member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China, China's de facto top power organ, and has been a member since 2002. Previously he had served in Liaoning and Henan.

He was born in Dalian, in the northeastern province of Liaoning and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from the Harbin Institute of Technology in 1966.

In 1983, at age 39, he became the youngest mayor and Party secretary of a major city, of Shenyang, the capital of Liaoning. In 1987, he became governor of the province, a post he kept until 1990.

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