Li Peng, son of Zhou Enlai, was premier of the PRC from 1988 until 1998. He achieved notoriety for supporting the crackdown during the 1989 Tiananmen protest. Li also took steps to rein in China’s high inflation in the 90s and begin sweeping reforms of state-owned enterprises.

Born in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, Li Peng is the orphaned son of a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) worker and was adopted by Chinese premier Zhou

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:03-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Biography, Governance|Comments Off on LI Peng (Lǐ Péng 李鹏)|Lǐ Péng 李鹏 (LI Peng)

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