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.

Will Beijing really be the last rescuer for everyone in the stock market?

Investors who felt that Friday was the end of the world suddenly began talking about what stocks they should buy on Monday morning. Photo: Reuters

The most dangerous idea gaining traction in the Chinese stock market is the naïve consensus among ordinary investors that no matter how bad the market gets, the Communist Party will eventually rescue everyone.

Sunday, 28 June, 2015, 8:35pm 3 comments

President Xi Jinping calls for friendly cooperation at Sino-Japanese event in Beijing

Japanese lawmaker Toshihiro Nikai and President Xi Jinping in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing yesterday. Photo: Reuters

President Xi Jinping has warned against attempts to distort history in Japan as he met an influential lawmaker from the country's governing party.

24 May 2015 - 7:03am 5 comments

Chinese President Xi Jinping demands loyalty from state security agencies

Chinese President Xi Jinping wants his spy agencies to be "determined, pure and trustworthy". Photo: Reuters

President Xi Jinping has demanded absolute loyalty from state security agencies in light of recent scandals that toppled some of the sector's highest profile figures.

20 May 2015 - 6:18am 1 comment

President Xi Jinping says the age of Asia and Africa has arrived

China is seeking to play a much bigger regional role by pushing forward new projects connecting the continents of Asia, Europe and Africa, and the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Photo: EPA

President Xi Jinping called for the creation of a fairer international order that reflects the growing influence of Asian and African countries.

23 Apr 2015 - 8:31am 3 comments

Chinese leader Xi Jinping spells out ambitious Asia vision at Boao Forum

Xi made his comments at the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan.

President Xi Jinping reassured the world that China's economy remained strong, as he vowed his initiative to boost links with Asian and European countries would provide trade and investment opportunities to "all nations".

29 Mar 2015 - 3:57am 15 comments

State Council calls for angel investors to help grow start-ups and jobs in China

Chinese president Xi Jinping (left) and premier Li Keqiang are hoping start-ups and technology businesses can help drive up employment. Photo: EPA

The State Council, China's cabinet, issued a call yesterday for ministries and local governments at "all levels" to support innovation and start-ups

13 Mar 2015 - 10:26am 8 comments

Is Xi Jinping protecting himself from an internal threat? China president reshuffles elite security unit

President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan with members of their security detail as they prepare to board a flight from Sydney to New Zealand.  Photo: AFP

President Xi Jinping has reshuffled the Central Security Bureau that is directly responsible for the safety of top Chinese leaders, three separate sources have told the South China Morning Post.

11 Mar 2015 - 4:54pm 5 comments

Technology leaders say ‘no comment’ on US-China relations amid trade war fears

US president Barack Obama has criticised Beijing's far-reaching anti-terrorism laws, which will affect US tech firms. Photo: Reuters

US-China relations have quickly become the last thing many business leaders on both sides are willing to discuss publicly, following US president Barack Obama's sharp criticism of Beijing's new rules regarding American tech firms.

6 Mar 2015 - 2:53am 1 comment

Xi Jinping sounds alert on Taiwan independence

President Xi Jinping attends the opening of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference on Tuesday. Photo: Bloomberg

President Xi Jinping said Beijing was willing to heed the voice of the Taiwanese people on cross-strait ties but called for high vigilance against advocates of independence.

5 Mar 2015 - 9:54am 6 comments

China’s top court tells officials ‘resolutely resist’ Western model of judicial independence

A meeting of the Supreme Court’s party committee said this week that China would draw boundaries with the West’s notion of 'judicial independence' and 'separation of powers'. File photo: Xinhua

Comments by China’s Supreme Court – Beijing’s latest attack on Western ideology – are another sign of President Xi Jinping’s conservative political agenda

26 Feb 2015 - 12:02pm 22 comments

China starts massive promotion of Xi Jinping’s ‘four comprehensives’ political theory

The People's Daily has published a 2,000 word editorial on the meaning of the 'four comprehensives', with four more articles to come. Photo: Xinhua

State media has given widespread coverage to President Xi Jinping's political theory ahead of the national parliamentary session, advancing his vision for governing China.

26 Feb 2015 - 9:26am 28 comments

Xi Jinping makes rare visit to Yanan, China's revolutionary base where he lived as young man

Xi Jinping makes rare visit to Yanan, China's revolutionary base where he lived as young man

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.

14 Feb 2015 - 11:22am 8 comments

Efforts to improve China’s love-hate relationship with US yet to meet great expectations

Xi and Obama walk together at the Zhongnanhai leaders compound in Beijing before a private dinner in November. Photo: AP

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

Modest expectations for Xi Jinping's September visit to Washington

President Barack Obama (right) walks with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Annenberg Retreat of the Sunnylands estate in California in June 2013. Observers said the trip was an attempt by both nations to take stock of their relationship and prevent it from further deteriorating over Obama’s remaining term in office. Photo: AP

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

Xi accepts Obama’s invitation of September state visit to US

Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping chat informally as they take a stroll at the Zhongnanhai leaders compound in Beijing before enjoying a private dinner. Photo: AFP

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