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  • Jul 30, 2014
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Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping was elected General Secretary of the Chinese Communisty Party and Chairman of the Central Military Commission at the 18th Party Congress in 2012, replacing Hu Jintao as the top leader of the Communist Party. Xi was elected President in March 2013. Born in 1953, Xi is the son of Xi Zhongxun, a veteran leader of the Party. He graduated from Tsinghua University in 1979 with a degree in engineering.

Xi Jinping most mentioned in People's Daily since Mao, researchers find

President Xi Jinping's name has graced the pages of the Communist Party's flagship newspaper more frequently than any other leader since Mao Zedong, according to Hong Kong researchers.

Tuesday, 29 July, 2014, 4:42am 1 comment

Xi Jinping eyes expanded energy ties with Venezuela

President Xi Jinping was due to arrive in Caracas where he hopes to further develop his country's strategic relationship with the oil-producing giant.

21 Jul 2014 - 7:50pm

Xi Jinping hails 'new horizons' for China and Argentina on visit to Buenos Aires

Relations between Argentina and China were poised to reach unprecedented "new horizons", visiting President Xi Jinping said, addressing lawmakers in Buenos Aires.

20 Jul 2014 - 10:07am

Latest PLA promotions show Xi Jinping is bent on overhaul, analysts say

The latest round of PLA promotions shows President Xi Jinping is moving ahead with overhaul of the army's leadership, analysts say. Xi promoted four lieutenant generals to the rank of general on Friday.

13 Jul 2014 - 10:26am 2 comments

Xi Jinping urges US, China to reconsider their attitudes towards each other

President Xi Jinping called on China and the United States to make a correct judgment on their strategic intentions in today’s kick-off speech for an annual high-level dialogue between the two powers.

“If we are in confrontation, it will surely spell disaster for both countries and for the world,” he said.

9 Jul 2014 - 7:00pm 10 comments

President Xi Jinping warns of disaster if Sino-US relations sour

President Xi Jinping has warned of disastrous consequences if China and the United States fail to contain their conflicts.

10 Jul 2014 - 10:04am 22 comments

Xi Jinping’s South Korea visit reflects a region in flux

China’s president on Friday wrapped up a state visit to South Korea that was heavier on symbolism than substance, but also exposed the slowly but steadily shifting bedrock of historical Cold War alliances in East Asia.

5 Jul 2014 - 3:14pm

Xi Jinping, in Seoul speech, denounces Japan for wartime suffering it inflicted

President Xi Jinping denounced Japan's "barbaric" wartime aggression for creating enormous suffering in China and South Korea in a speech in Seoul yesterday.

5 Jul 2014 - 11:42am 42 comments

Xi Jinping's visit to Seoul sends a message to Washington, not just Pyongyang

President Xi Jinping's visit to South Korea for a summit simultaneously snubs nuclear-armed North Korea and sends Washington and Tokyo a message of Beijing's growing influence south of the Korean Demilitarised Zone.

5 Jul 2014 - 5:50am

President Xi Jinping highlights Japan’s ‘barbarous’ militarist past in Seoul speech

President Xi Jinping stressed the joint suffering of China and South Korea under Japanese militarism during a speech in Seoul on Friday that came days after Tokyo announced a landmark shift in military policy.

4 Jul 2014 - 5:26pm 27 comments

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