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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.

Peng Liyuan named Unesco ambassador for women's education

The appointment will raise her profile on the international stage and renew focus on an issue the country has grappled with.

Friday, 28 March, 2014, 9:47am 4 comments

France and China should take the lead in forging Sino-EU relations, says Xi Jinping during tour

China and France were expected to sign a number of major business deals as President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart Francois Hollande met in Paris late last night.

28 Mar 2014 - 8:36am 1 comment

China’s Xi kicks off French trip with wine and cheese

Chinese leader Xi Jinping kicked off his trip to France Tuesday with a selection of Beaujolais wine, saucisson and cheese shortly after arriving in Lyon, the country’s gastronomic capital.

26 Mar 2014 - 2:27pm

Xi Jinping's dairy deal helps milk Netherlands visit for all it's worth

China and the Netherlands agreed to enhance economic co-operation in a wide-ranging deal that includes more exports of Dutch dairy products to the mainland.

24 Mar 2014 - 3:43pm

Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy

US first lady Michelle Obama is absolutely right about the importance of overseas education, and that is exactly what the sons and daughters of many former and current mainland leaders have already experienced or are eager to experience.

24 Mar 2014 - 7:49am 3 comments

Xi Jinping starts Europe trip expected to be coloured by Crimea crisis

President Xi Jinping touched down in the Netherlands for his first European tour, with the continent in a diplomatic frenzy after Russia's annexation of Crimea. Xi was welcomed at Schiphol airport by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima at the start of a four-country tour.

23 Mar 2014 - 5:17am

President Xi Jinping heads to Europe to push China's diplomatic influence

President Xi Jinping will use his upcoming European tour to push for a stronger global Chinese diplomatic presence following Beijing's focus on building ties with Moscow and other near neighbours over the past year, foreign ministry officials and diplomatic observers said.

18 Mar 2014 - 6:13pm

President Xi Jinping heading party's military reform panel

President Xi Jinping is heading a new steering group that will tackle reform of the military, a task one analyst said required more courage and determination than other areas targeted by the leadership for change.

16 Mar 2014 - 11:05am 2 comments

Abe, Park and Xi Jinping display good economics in East Asia, but questionable politics

After all the recent hoopla about Abenomics in Japan and China's reform under Xi Jinping, South Korea's Park Geun-hye becomes the latest to join the Asian reform club.

4 Mar 2014 - 4:32am 1 comment

Xi Jinping heads new panel on internet security and promoting IT

The central leading group on internet security and informatisation would lead and co-ordinate cybersecurity and the promotion of information technologies across various sectors, state media cited Xi as saying at the panel's first meeting yesterday.

28 Feb 2014 - 5:10am 1 comment