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Li Hongzhang

Li Hongzhang was an important official of the Qing Dynasty. In 1870 he began a 25-year term as governor-general of the capital province, Zhili (Chihli; now Hebei), during which time he initiated projects in commerce and industry and, for long periods, conducted China’s relations with the Western powers.