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China's new Politburo Standing Committee Members
China's President Hu Jintao (L) speaks while other new Politburo Standing Committee Members (from 2nd L to R) Zhou Yongkang, Li Keqiang, Li Changchun, Wen Jiabao, 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)
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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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