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.
A report on a nine-year-old boy's suggestion that President Xi Jinping lose some weight was pulled from major news websites after going viral in China.Thursday, 18 December, 2014, 9:27am 27 comments
President Xi Jinping condemned any attempts to revise Japan's record of wartime aggression in a speech marking the country's first national ceremony commemorating the Nanking massacre.14 Dec 2014 - 11:19am 165 comments
Is Xi Jinping a closet Gorbachev?
Obviously China’s Mao-like, Communist Party-revivalist leader doesn’t go in for the glasnost business of more openness and transparency in governance.
But Xi is implementing a somewhat radical range of policies to promote the private sector at the expense of the state-owned sector; and he is shaking up the Communist Party.8 Dec 2014 - 11:02am 1 comment
A rare video depicting the relationship between President Xi Jinping and his celebrity wife, Peng Liyuan, has attracted 150 million views in the nearly three weeks since it was posted online.7 Dec 2014 - 7:00am 12 comments
What do President Xi Jinping, Alibaba's Jack Ma Yun and Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong Chi-fung share in common?1 Dec 2014 - 11:08am 5 comments
When Xi Jinping and Barack Obama this month announced a visa deal to make it easier for Chinese and Americans to travel between the two countries, the leaders probably had businessmen and students in mind.24 Nov 2014 - 6:57am
The theme of last month's fourth plenum was the "rule by law" - but President Xi Jinping wants it to be complemented by the "rule of virtue".23 Nov 2014 - 6:51am 16 comments
Stephen Schwarzman, one of the most powerful dealmakers on Wall Street, says one thing that could help to improve Sino-US relations, in particular among the general public, is to make it easier for more people to travel to each country.22 Nov 2014 - 3:22am 3 comments
A week of summitry has showcased China's new approach to foreign policy. It was reflected in contrasts, the biggest of all between the foreign policy style of President Xi Jinping and that of his predecessors.21 Nov 2014 - 9:14am 3 comments
It seems ironic that while President Xi Jinping proposed an "Asia-Pacific dream" at the Apec summit, he also showed an unwilling and defiant face when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was going to shake his hand.21 Nov 2014 - 5:08am 14 comments
President Xi Jinping committed to greater Antarctic co-operation with Australia yesterday, while fulfilling a long-held dream to visit the nation's smallest state in a trip that included a close encounter with a Tasmanian devil.19 Nov 2014 - 3:20am 3 comments
Just two weeks after Xi Jinping came to power this month two years ago, he said for the first time that the greatest "Chinese dream" was to "realise the great renewal of the Chinese nation".17 Nov 2014 - 7:47am 3 comments
US President Barack Obama, whose popularity at home is sinking, looked outwards instead last week to strike two major deals with China - co-operation on climate change and visa extensions for mainland citizens.17 Nov 2014 - 8:57am 1 comment
President Xi Jinping said the leading developing countries should have a larger say in global economic governance during his visit to Australia for the G20 summit. Analysts said that fitted with China's efforts to promote its global economic status.17 Nov 2014 - 7:23pm 1 comment
President Xi Jinping will welcome US President Barack Obama for his first trip to Beijing since 2009 with all the pomp of a state visit. Fireworks will later open a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders.10 Nov 2014 - 7:33pm 6 comments