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Premier meets deputy from tiny ethnic group

Updated: Mar 9,2015 7:50 PM     english.gov.cn

Premier Li Keqiang joins discussion with National People’s Congress (NPC) deputies from Heilongjiang province in Beijing, March 9, 2015.

Premier Li Keqiang joined a discussion with National People’s Congress deputies from Heilongjiang province in Beijing on March 9.

Liu Lei, a primary schoolteacher from Jiejinkou village, Tongjiang city is the only ethnic Hezhe NPC deputy. She introduced Premier Li to post-flood construction in her hometown with a photo album, and thanked the Premier for his concern for the disaster-hit area and his participation in the meeting.

The Hezhe, with a population of only about 4,000, is one of country’s smallest ethnic groups.

Premier Li visited areas severely hit by a flood in Tongjiang in 2013 and visited affected people.

Liu Lei, an ethnic Hezhe NPC deputy, introduced Premier Li (front R) to post-flood construction in her hometown with a photo album in Beijing, March 9, 2015.

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