This position of confidence was occupied for twenty years by the grand secretary, Li Hung-chang.
There were reasonable men, however, who had seen the necessity of reform—especially Li Hung-chang, who has already been mentioned.
Li Hung-chang, the Empress's firm adherent during all her long tenure of power, is beginning to be known in England.
They speak of her generally in connection with Li Hung-chang, the unscrupulous; and they shake their heads over them both.
Li Hung-chang 518 lay back in his chair and chuckled, not offended but delighted with the retort.
The next step in railway construction was taken by the Chinese themselves, and on the initiative of Li Hung-chang.
The admiral, however, hailed from another province—that of Li Hung-chang.
Li Hung-chang had to a considerable extent imbued the Court with his own ideas.
Since the death of Li Hung-chang he ranks first in the estimation of his countrymen.
The best known of recent grand secretaries was Li Hung-chang.