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. He succeeded Hu Jintao as leader of the Communist Party and was elected president in March 2013. Born in 1953, Xi graduated from Tsinghua University in 1979 with a degree in engineering.

Beneath the shadow of a US missile strike on Syria, the Chinese and US presidents made substantial progress, even if differences over North Korea, Taiwan and trade remain formidable

Yes We Can: The message from Mar-a-Lago

As President Xi Jinping touched down in Palm Beach, Florida, in the early afternoon of April 6 for his first face-to-face encounter with the brash and flamboyant American president, US-China relations were poised in a state of suspended animation.