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.
China's first family made a rare visit together to a remote village near Yanan, the symbolic base of the revolution and also where President Xi Jinping began his political career.Saturday, 14 February, 2015, 11:22am 8 comments
It has been touted as the most important relationship in the world right now, but managing the intricate ties between China and the United States has been a hit-and-miss process.13 Feb 2015 - 6:04am 3 comments
President Xi Jinping will make his maiden state visit to the United States in September, Chinese officials announced after Xi called on Washington to respect Beijing’s core interests in a telephone conversation with his US counterpart Barack Obama.12 Feb 2015 - 7:44am 2 comments
President Xi Jinping held phone talks with US President Barack Obama today and accepted his American counterpart's invitation to make a state visit to the US in September.11 Feb 2015 - 8:25pm 7 comments
President Xi Jinping is the third most admired man in the world – closely followed by Hong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan in fourth – according to an online survey.4 Feb 2015 - 9:05am 54 comments
President Xi Jinping sought to silence critics at both ends of the political spectrum on Friday by using a Politburo study session to underscore his commitment to Marxism and socialism, analysts said.27 Jan 2015 - 1:00pm 40 comments
President Xi Jinping chose the 14th Army Corps, a former power base of the jailed Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai, for his first domestic inspection tour this year.25 Jan 2015 - 5:29am 2 comments
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.14 Jan 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 156 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