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In photos: Premier Li in 2015

Updated: Jan 1,2016 5:25 PM

Premier Li steps onto the Schatzalp mountain top to take in the picturesque view of Davos on Jan 21.

The State Council website selected 26 pictures from 2015 of Premier Li Keqiang. The photos give an illustration of his domestic and overseas trips from 2015. The photos include Premier Li attending seminars with economists and business leaders, visiting poor farmers in remote villages and migrant workers at construction sites, talking to youths starting businesses and makers, promoting China’s high-speed trains to foreign leaders and expounding on China’s economic policies at international conferences.

In 2015, the Premier was busy ensuring China’s sustainable economic growth amid “the economic new normal”, improving people’s lives, stepping up international cooperation in many aspects, especially production capacity cooperation, and opening China even more to the outside world.

Premier at a meeting to gauge opinions on the government’s policies and work report of 2015 on Jan 26.

Premier Li Keqiang talks with villagers during his visit to Southwest China’s Guizhou province on Feb 13.

Premier Li prepares noodles for migrant workers during a visit to Liluo, Guizhou province, in southwestern China, Feb 14.

Premier Li Keqiang delivers the government work report during the opening meeting of the third session of China’s 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 5.

Premier Li Keqiang meets journalists from home and abroad and takes questions at the Central Hall on the third floor of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 15.

Premier Li Keqiang visits a construction site of a comprehensive transportation hub located in the south part of Changchun city, Jilin province on April 9.

Premier Li Keqiang has the opportunity to experience starting a train and the real-time simulation operation of a train through a network control system while visiting a plant of China CNR Corporation Limited in Changchun, Jilin province, on April 10.

Premier Li Keqiang presides over an economic meeting on April 14, a day ahead of the government’s scheduled release of major economic indices for the first quarter.

Premier Li Keqiang and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi go to Qiniandian, the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, on May 15. The two leaders took a walk in the woods in the temple compound.

Premier Li Keqiang visits a railway company in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and takes a ride on a train made in China on May 20.

Premier’s visit to Inno Way, or Innovation Street, to talk to startup business people on May 7 is widely seen as a gesture to reaffirm the government’s support for entrepreneurship and innovation.

Premier Li Keqiang discusses rescue plans with experts upon arriving at the scene of a passenger ship accident in Jianli county, Hubei province on June 2.

Premier Li and French Prime Minister Manuel Valls attend the China-France Business Summit at Toulouse on July 2.

Premier Li Keqiang at the site of the devastating blast that rocked Tianjin municipality, Aug 16

Premier Li tours the makerspace in Dalian High-tech Industrial Zone on Sept 12.

A farmer grasps the Premier’s hand when he inspected a piece of high-standard farmland in Changge of Henan province on Sept 24.

Premier Li Keqiang has a chat with a cute robot during the National Mass Entrepreneurship and Innovation Week event in Beijing on Oct 19.

Premier Li Keqiang delivers a speech over the current economic situation and the government’s key work at the Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on Oct 23.

Premier and German Chancellor Angela Merkel taste German-style dark beer brewed by students majoring in food science at Hefei University on Oct 30.

Premier Li Keqiang (C) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) attend a welcoming banquet held by President of the Republic of Korea Park Geun-hye in the ROK capital of Seoul, Nov 1.

At the invitation of Japan, Premier Li meets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the hotel hosting Premier Li on the sidelines of the sixth China-Japan-ROK Leaders Meeting in Seoul on Nov 1.

Premier Li Keqiang checks the time on his way to a series of diplomatic meetings in Suzhou on Nov 24, just hours after he wrapped up a busy trip to Malaysia. Chinese media dubbed his diligent working style “Keqiang rhythm”.

Premier Li Keqiang instructs Xu Shaoshi, chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, to quickly coordinate with Rail Baltica on the high-speed railway construction in the Baltic Sea region, after a discussion with Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas on Nov 24 in Suzhou, Jiangsu province.

Premier Li Keqiang invites European leaders attending the Fourth Leaders’ Meeting of China and Central and Eastern European Countries in Suzhou to board a China-made high-speed train traveling from Suzhou to Shanghai, Nov 25.

After a signing ceremony and joint press conference on Dec 15, Premier Li Keqiang invites leaders who came to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) prime ministers’ meeting to take a walk along a lake in Zhengzhou, Henan province.