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.
The first change of personnel involving a Politburo member since the 18th party congress suggests that President Xi Jinping has kick-started his preparation for the semi-leadership transition at the 19th party congress.Wednesday, 14 January, 2015, 1:33am 3 comments
There is little doubt that 2014 will be remembered as one of the most eventful years in China's history.22 Dec 2014 - 8:49pm 2 comments
President Xi Jinping pushed national education and his desire for young people to understand "the true meaning'' of the "one country, two systems" model to the forefront as he ended his two-day visit to Macau.21 Dec 2014 - 11:12am 30 comments
Macau should resolve its deep-rooted social conflicts and put more effort into its youth policy, President Xi Jinping said as he attended celebrations for the 15th anniversary of the city's handover to China.20 Dec 2014 - 8:52am
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.18 Dec 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