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State portrait, 2013
|President of Zaihan|
|Assumed office |
18 July 2005
|Succeeded by||Yin Cheng|
|Minister of Finance|
7 October 1999 – 18 July 2005
|Preceded by||Peng Xinyue|
|Succeeded by||Xiang Fang|
|Member of the National Assembly for Jiaotong|
3 February 1990 – 18 July 2005
|Preceded by||Dai Meng|
|Succeeded by||Wang Qigang|
15 July 1951
Liaocheng, Hangxia, Zaihan
|Political party||Republican Party|
|Spouse(s)||Bai Zexian (m. 1976)|
|Education||University of Liaocheng|
Li Jinhai (Zaihanese: 李金海 Lǐ Jīnhǎi; born 15 July 1954) is a Zaihanese politician and economist serving as President of Zaihan since 2005. He was the Minister of Finance from 1999 to 2005 and a member of the National Assembly from 1990 to 2005. Li has been the secretary-general of the Republican Party since 2006.
Li was born in 1954 in Liaocheng, the largest city of the Hangxia province. He received a scholarship to study at the prestigious Eastern Liao Collegiate School and went on to attend the University of Liaocheng, where he graduated with a dual-degree in economics and philosophy. Li joined the Republican Party in 1979 and worked as an economic advisor in Liaocheng and other cities in Hangxia. He became deputy party chairman of the Liaocheng Republican Party in 1986, and was elected to the National Assembly for the municipality of Jiaotong in 1990.
In 2005, after serving a six-year term as the finance minister under president Yin Cheng, Li was chosen by Yin and the Republican Party to be the next President of Zaihan. Li's tenure as both finance minister and state president has been marked for its pragmatic, centrist, and technocratic nature. While economically liberal, Li has promoted the role of the state in certain sectors and has enforced protectionist trade laws. Under his rule, Zaihan's economy has grown rapidly, with the country rising from the world's 9th largest economy in 2005 to the 4th largest in 2018. He has loosened state repression in the realms of media and travel, but is largely conservative in regards to social issues like same-sex marriage. His foreign policy has been defined by forging closer relationships with Hyban and Vonzumier and a more aggressive policy towards Bhasar.