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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.

President Xi Jinping delivers tough message to ‘frontline of terror’ on visit to Xinjiang

Xi Jinping has made his first presidential visit to what he called the "frontline against terrorism" in the restive region of Xinjiang. Xi's tour of Kashgar came ahead of a work conference in June that will decide policies for the troubled region.

Wednesday, 30 April, 2014, 7:15am 11 comments

China's National Security Commission holds its first meeting

The newly established National Security Commission formally came into operation yesterday with Communist Party chief Xi Jinping presiding over its first meeting.

16 Apr 2014 - 9:35am

Xi’s crackdown on corruption won’t lead to a more open society

There is never a total new beginning in political power shifts - no "zero hour". Basic conflict can endure for half a century - like the cleavage between the bao shou pai (conservative faction) and zao fan pai (rebels) from the Cultural Revolution.

15 Apr 2014 - 2:19am 3 comments

Xi Jinping urges US defence chief Chuck Hagel to work on closer military ties with China

President Xi Jinping set the tone for developing military ties between China and the US during talks with Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, saying the two militaries should 'properly manage conflicts'.

10 Apr 2014 - 10:58am 5 comments

A prosperous China is good for the European Union

President Xi Jinping could not have timed his European trip better. With relations between the European Union and Russia fraught over Crimea, the 10-day visit offered Brussels a welcome diversion and perhaps a solution.

7 Apr 2014 - 2:40am 1 comment

China to work with EU on cybersecurity as Xi wraps up Europe tour

China intends to work more closely with the EU over cybersecurity, the central government has announced, a move analysts say is aimed at boosting capabilities at home and easing fears abroad of a "China threat".

5 Apr 2014 - 3:19am 1 comment

Xi Jinping’s charm offensive helps bolster diplomatic, economic ties with Europe

President Xi Jinping's European charm offensive has strengthened Beijing's economic and diplomatic clout with the EU, although trade disputes and human rights remain a potential source of tension going forward.

2 Apr 2014 - 12:45pm 2 comments

Xi wins EU pledge to weigh free-trade deal

President Xi Jinping won a promise from the European Union yesterday to consider a multibillion-dollar free-trade deal with his country, a long-held goal for Beijing which divides Europe.

1 Apr 2014 - 8:48am

Top officials join start of trial of 'mafia' tycoon Liu Han

More than 150 senior officials arrived in Xianning, Hubei province, yesterday to oversee the highly anticipated trial of Sichuan mining tycoon Liu Han for alleged mafia-style crimes.

1 Apr 2014 - 6:22pm

Xi spells out future vision of China to future leaders of Europe

On the second day of his state visit to Belgium, the president will visit the College of Europe, the world’s first university of postgraduate studies in European affairs, and make a public address on his expectations for the relations between two of the world’s largest economies.

31 Mar 2014 - 7:26pm