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  1. News - China

    Timeline: Xi Jinping's activities over the last three weeks

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 02:42pm by SCMP staff

    ... August 24, 2012 Xi Jinping comments at a working conference on a party building ahead of the CPC’s 18th National Congress. August 29, 2012 Xi Jinping visits an exhibition for a political campaign before a final meeting for the campaign in Beijing. August 30, 2012 Xi Jinping and other mainland top officials hold meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. August 31, 2012 Xi ...

  2. News - 18th Party Congress

    Xi Jinping

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 01:38pm

    ... Xi Jinping was elected to be the General Secretary of the Chinese Communisty Party and Chairman of the Central Military Commission in18th Party Congress in 2012, replacing Hu Jintao to be the paramount leader of China. The 59-year-old Xi is set to become President of China in March 2013. Xi is son of a veteran leader of communist party. He graduated from Tsinghua University in 1979 ...

  3. News - China

    Xi Jinping began career as cadre in rural Hebei

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Why did the well-connected son of a revolutionary leader swap a job in the capital for life as a party cadre in on obscure rural community? Xi Jinping kick-started his political career with a bold move. At the age of 29, Xi turned his back on a life of privilege as a party elder's son in Beijing to accept a posting 250 kilometres away in an obscure, dusty town in Zhengding ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's narrative of Han expansion

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring says that China's focus on its role as a victim of past humiliationsis tempered by the historical spread, both inside and outside its current borders, of its largest ethnic group With the 18th party congress behind us and Xi Jinping now installed as leader, can China ease off on the narrative of victimhood which has been so apparent in recent months? The main ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    Xi Jinping's punctuality #FAIL wins him Twitter hashtag

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 01:12pm by John Kennedy

    ... China now has a new leader - seven and not nine, to be exact, now that Xinhua has made an official statement . The announcement was originally set for 11am, but Xi Jinping and the rest ... even got Xi his own hashtag, an oblique reference to his still-unexplained disappearance in September this year. Here's some of what's people are tweeting under #WhyXiJinping ...

  6. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Xi Jinping maps out anti-graft campaign

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by ZHAUNG PINGHUI

    ... Party leader maps out his campaign to tackle corruption as judicial bodies issue a ruling on the making of payments to public servants Party leader Xi Jinping chaired a Politburo meeting ... his visit to Shenzhen last month, Xi set an example to officials by moving about in public in a more low-key fashion, with fewer traffic restrictions and police escorts. The party general ...

  7. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    A glimpse of Xi Jinping's charm up close

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... Xi Jinping made a point of getting close to the people on his recent visit to Shenzhen. And you can't get much closer than shaking his hand "Will you ever wash your hand again?" friends in the media have been asking me since an unexpectedly close encounter a week ago with new Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping. More than a dozen Shenzhen residents shook ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Xi drama grows sillier by the day

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 08:07am by John Kennedy

    ... John Kennedy The silly game being played by China's top leaders of keeping future president Xi Jinping hidden from the public has continued for nearly two weeks. The Foreign Ministry ... in the bloody world is that handsome devil Xi Jinping? We asked the same on Twitter, and you answered… China Digital Times --  Front Page Fury Over Diaoyu Purchase   China has balked at Japan’s plan ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping backs Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying in Beijing

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Xi hails Leung's 'progressive government' Party leader Xi Jinping gave his backing to embattled Leung Chun-ying yesterday as the chief executive made his first duty visit to Beijing. Accompanied by all the major present and future officials in charge of Hong Kong affairs, Xi told Leung his administration was "progressive, striving, pragmatic and promising". ...

  10. News - China - PROTEST

    Police beat strikers during Xi Jinping's Guangdong tour

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing, He Huifeng

    ... Protesters beaten by police and expressway blocked in Shenzhen district New Communist Party chief Xi Jinping continued his low-profile tour of southern China yesterday with a trip ... of the strike were circulated on mainland social media websites. Xi made a short visit to the Hengqin new zone in Zhuhai on Saturday evening, where he was briefed about the area's development plan. ...




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