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Li is especially critical of unnecessary government bureaucracy, particularly at the grassroots level. He believes that many lower-level officials fail to provide services to the public in an effective manner. Regarding his disdain for the matter, Li's many quotable anecdotes have become viral. Li referred to a case in which a citizen filling out a form to travel overseas had to write down an emergency contact (the citizen put down their mother as the contact), and the government official overseeing the matter asked the citizen to provide a no

Li is especially critical of unnecessary government bureaucracy, particularly at the grassroots level. He believes that many lower-level officials fail to provide services to the public in an effective manner. Regarding his disdain for the matter, Li's many quotable anecdotes have become viral. Li referred to a case in which a citizen filling out a form to travel overseas had to write down an emergency contact (the citizen put down their mother as the contact), and the government official overseeing the matter asked the citizen to provide a notarized document to "prove your mom is your mom."[30] Li called this incident "absolutely preposterous." In another case, he referred to a grassroots civil servant who asked for proof that a one-year old does not have a criminal record in order to deliver a government service.[31] In yet another case, Li referred to a senior citizen applying for welfare benefits being forced by government employees to provide proof that "they are still alive." Regarding the latter two incidents, Li said, "this is not a joke, it's all real!"[31]

Manufacturing and technological innovation

Li is married to <

Li is married to Cheng Hong, a professor at Capital University of Economics and Business in Beijing. His father-in-law was once the deputy secretary of the Communist Youth League Central Committee. He speaks conversational English.[40]

Li suffers from health problems, although his voice remains energetic. He abstains from drinking alcohol. According to a report published in Hong Kong, "Li suffered from hepatitis B when he was released to rural areas during the period of cultural revolution, and his liver function declined, causing kidney diseas

Li suffers from health problems, although his voice remains energetic. He abstains from drinking alcohol. According to a report published in Hong Kong, "Li suffered from hepatitis B when he was released to rural areas during the period of cultural revolution, and his liver function declined, causing kidney disease." This caused his complexion to darken. [41]

Li, Yining; Meng, Xiaosu; Li, Yuanchao; Li, Keqiang (December 2018). The Strategic Choice for China's Prosperity (English Version). Translated by Shi, Guangjun; Jiang, Hongxing. Singapore: South Ocean Publishing House. [1]. Written especially for the 40th anniversary of China's Reform and Opening-up.

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