Born in 1942 and Chinese president since 2003, Anhui native Hu Jintao had been posted to Gansu, Guizhou and Tibet during his climb up the party ranks, and first became a member of the Politburo’s standing committee in 1992. He graduated from Tsinghua University in 1964 with a degree in engineering. The Communist Youth League is known to be a staunch supporter of Hu. He retired as General Secretary of the Communist Party Central Committee and Chairman of the Party's Central Military Commission during the 18th Party Congress in November 2012, and expected to handover presidency of the PRC to Xi Jinping in the spring of 2013.
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For the ideal that I hold dear to my heart, I'd not regret a thousand times to die
Premier Wen Jiabao quoting verses from poet Qu Yuan
At Chelsea, I think another sacking is just like any other day at the office
Former Chelsea soccer boss Andre Villas-Boas on the dismissal of his successor, Roberto Di Matteo
We will not compromise with Japan with regard to territorial and history-related issues
South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan warns of a shift to the right in Japanese politics