A lifetime in the party

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 19 October, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 19 October, 2010, 12:00am
 

1953 born in Beijing, the son Xi Zhongxun, who was vice premier from 1959 to 1962

1975-1979 studied at Tsinghua University; majored in chemical engineering

1979-1982 secretary at the General Office of the State Council and the General Office of the Central Military Commission

1982-1985 deputy party chief and party chief of Zhengding county, Hebei

1985-1988 vice mayor of Xiamen city, Fujian

1988-1999 various party chief positions in Fujian province, including party secretary of Ningde county and Fuzhou city

1999-2002 Fujian governor, deputy party secretary

1998-2002 studied Marxist theory in an on-the-job postgraduate programme at Tsinghua University; graduated with a doctorate in law

2002-2007 governor and party secretary of Zhejiang province

2007 party secretary of Shanghai municipality

2007-present member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China, member of the secretariat of the party's Central Committee, president of the Central Party School

2008-present vice-president of the People's Republic of China

2010 vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission

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