Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang has revealed that he will step down at the end of his term in March. Li, the second-highest-ranking leader in China’s ruling Communist Party, has been prime minister since 2013. “This is my final year as prime minister,” he revealed at a news conference.
President Xi Jinping is anticipated to hold a third term as party chief at a party meeting this autumn to choose leaders for the next five years.
In 2015, China amended its constitution to lower the two-term limit for the presidency. Party superiors can pick the next prime minister.