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Zhu Rongji

Zhu Rongji in 1986
Premier of the People’s Republic of China
In office
March 17, 1998 â€“ March 16, 2003
President Jiang Zemin
Vice Premier Li Lanqing
Qian Qichen
Wu Bangguo
Wen Jiabao
Preceded by Li Peng
Succeeded by Wen Jiabao
6th First-ranking Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China
In office
March 29, 1993 â€“ March 17, 1998
Premier Li Peng
Preceded by Yao Yilin
Succeeded by Li Lanqing
Member of the 14, 15th CPC Politburo Standing Committee
In office
19 October 1992 â€“ November 15, 2002
General Secretary Jiang Zemin
9th Governor of the People’s Bank of China
In office
July 1993 â€“ June 1995
Preceded by Li Guixian
Succeeded by Dai Xianglong
Personal details
Born (1928-10-01) 1 October 1928 (age 88)
Changsha, Hunan, China
Political party Communist Party of China
Spouse(s) Lao An
Children Zhu Yunlai (son)
Zhu Yanlai (daughter)
Alma mater Tsinghua University
Profession Electrical engineer
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 朱镕基
Traditional Chinese 朱鎔基

My criticism is too severe sometimes and that is not good. But why don't you start doing your work unless your leader flies into a rage? It is not that you cannot do it but that you don't want to do it.
Zhu Rongji
I have never intimidated the masses… I only intimidate corrupt officials.
Zhu Rongji
Even if a minefield or the abyss should lie before me, I will march straight ahead without looking back.
Zhu Rongji
I take great pride in having been able to overcome the Asian financial crisis and seeking the opportunities available to bring about an unprecedented growth in the economy.
Zhu Rongji
If you want to investigate, we will be willing to assist.
History can never be covered up.
Be realistic and truthful – and tell Hong Kong businessmen honestly that they should go for long-term investments since it is unlikely money can be made in the short haul.
Zhu Rongji
Free Tibet before free trade.
This is our bottom line, and the will of 1.25 billion Chinese people.
I think these people have betrayed or have forgotten their ancestors.
Whoever stands for 'one China' will get our support. We can have talks with them, and our talks will cover anything.
Zhu Rongji
Although China and United States are competitors, China and the United States are indeed partners in trade.
Zhu Rongji
In the course of the reform, some new circumstances that we had not anticipated have appeared.
Zhu Rongji