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Zhu Rongji (1 October 1928 - ) was a Mayor and Party chief in Shanghai (1988 - 1991) and First Vice Premier (1993-1998) and then Premier (1998 - 2003).

== Quotes ==
Even if a minefield or the abyss should lie before me, I will march straight ahead without looking back. AZ QuotesMy 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 AZ QuotesI have never intimidated the masses... I only intimidate corrupt officials. AZ QuotesFree Tibet before free trade. AZ QuotesI 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 AZ QuotesIn the course of the reform, some new circumstances that we had not anticipated have appeared. AZ QuotesI think these people have betrayed or have forgotten their ancestors. AZ QuotesBe 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. AZ Quotes
As quoted in [http://edition.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/asiapcf/east/05/29/hk.gowest.willy/index.html China's hard sell in the mild, mild west in CNN news (29 May, 2001).Although China and United States are competitors, China and the United States are indeed partners in trade. AZ Quotes
As quoted in [http://edition.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/asiapcf/east/03/15/china.us.01/index.html Bush yet to accept Beijing invitation in CNN news (15 March, 2001).History can never be covered up. AZ Quotes
As quoted in [https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2001/04/23/china-org China.org in New Yorker (23 April, 2001).Abraham Lincoln, in order to maintain the unity of the United Statesresorted to the use of force.so, I think Abraham Lincoln, president, is a model, is an example. AZ Quotes

== External links ==

Zhu Rongji biography @ China Vitae, the web's largest online database of China VIPs
South China Post
What he did, and left undone
Asia Society
Zhu Rongji on the Record The Shanghai Years, 1987-1991 Book