Mar 19, 2018 12:35 PM

Xi Adviser Liu He Named Vice Premier

Liu He. Photo: VCG
Liu He. Photo: VCG

As the curtain falls on the annual meeting of China’s legislature, 66-year-old economist Liu He has been thrust into the spotlight for the first time as one of the government’s key movers and shakers.

A longtime adviser to President Xi Jinping, Liu has become one of four vice premiers. Based on his rank and expertise, he will likely take charge of tackling the country’s economic and financial challenges.

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