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.

Xi Jinping's wider ambitions in rooting out graft

Since Xi came to power in November 2012, he has made it his top priority to tackle rampant corruption.

What is Xi Jinping's endgame? That is the most frequently asked question among the investors who try to make sense of the president's sweeping anti-graft campaign, which could have profound political and economic implications.

Wednesday, 17 September, 2014, 6:56pm 6 comments

Xi Jinping's anti-corruption drive faces test at Beidaihe party meeting

Xi Jinping's anti-corruption drive faces test at Beidaihe party meeting

This week's gathering of the Communist Party elite in Beidaihe will test President Xi Jinping's authority to hold the party together as senior cadres feel the heat from his sweeping anti-corruption campaign.

17 Sep 2014 - 6:03pm 3 comments

Xi Jinping most mentioned in People's Daily since Mao, researchers find

Xi Jinping (left) has been mentioned by name 4,725 times in People's Daily  during the 18 months after he took office, while Mao Zedong (right) was named nearly 7,000 times in the 18 months after the 9th party congress in 1969.

President Xi Jinping's name has graced the pages of the Communist Party's flagship newspaper more frequently than any other leader since Mao Zedong, according to Hong Kong researchers.

29 Jul 2014 - 4:42am 1 comment

Xi Jinping eyes expanded energy ties with Venezuela

(Front row from left) China's President Xi Jinping, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Costa Rica's President Luis Guillermo SolÌs and Cuba's President Raul Castro, (Back row from left) Antigua and Barbudaís Prime Minister Gaston Browne, Colombia's Presidente Juan Manuel Santos, Suriname's President Desire Bouterse and Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro pose for the family photo of the China-Celac forum at Planalto Palace in Brasilia. Photo: AFP

President Xi Jinping was due to arrive in Caracas where he hopes to further develop his country's strategic relationship with the oil-producing giant.

21 Jul 2014 - 7:50pm

Xi Jinping hails 'new horizons' for China and Argentina on visit to Buenos Aires

Argentinian leader Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner with President Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires. Photo: AFP

Relations between Argentina and China were poised to reach unprecedented "new horizons", visiting President Xi Jinping said, addressing lawmakers in Buenos Aires.

20 Jul 2014 - 10:07am

Latest PLA promotions show Xi Jinping is bent on overhaul, analysts say

PLA promotions show Xi Jinping's intentions, analysts say

The latest round of PLA promotions shows President Xi Jinping is moving ahead with overhaul of the army's leadership, analysts say. Xi promoted four lieutenant generals to the rank of general on Friday.

13 Jul 2014 - 10:26am 2 comments

Xi Jinping urges US, China to reconsider their attitudes towards each other

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and Secretary of State John Kerry listen as President Xi Jinping addresses Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

President Xi Jinping called on China and the United States to make a correct judgment on their strategic intentions in today’s kick-off speech for an annual high-level dialogue between the two powers.

“If we are in confrontation, it will surely spell disaster for both countries and for the world,” he said.

9 Jul 2014 - 7:00pm 10 comments

President Xi Jinping warns of disaster if Sino-US relations sour

US Secretary of State John Kerry (centre) applauds next to President Xi Jinping in Beijing as Jack Lew looks on. Photo: Reuters

President Xi Jinping has warned of disastrous consequences if China and the United States fail to contain their conflicts.

10 Jul 2014 - 10:04am 22 comments

Xi Jinping’s South Korea visit reflects a region in flux

Chinese President Xi Jinping smiles during a meeting in South Korea. Photo: AFP

China’s president on Friday wrapped up a state visit to South Korea that was heavier on symbolism than substance, but also exposed the slowly but steadily shifting bedrock of historical Cold War alliances in East Asia.

5 Jul 2014 - 3:14pm

Xi Jinping, in Seoul speech, denounces Japan for wartime suffering it inflicted

President Xi Jinping speaks about the suffering the Chinese and Korean people shared at the hands of Japan. Photo: Bloomberg

President Xi Jinping denounced Japan's "barbaric" wartime aggression for creating enormous suffering in China and South Korea in a speech in Seoul yesterday.

5 Jul 2014 - 11:42am 42 comments

Xi Jinping's visit to Seoul sends a message to Washington, not just Pyongyang

The president at the National Assembly in Seoul. Photo: Reuters

President Xi Jinping's visit to South Korea for a summit simultaneously snubs nuclear-armed North Korea and sends Washington and Tokyo a message of Beijing's growing influence south of the Korean Demilitarised Zone.

5 Jul 2014 - 5:50am

President Xi Jinping highlights Japan’s ‘barbarous’ militarist past in Seoul speech

President Xi Jinping highlights Japan’s ‘barbarous’ militarist past in Seoul speech

President Xi Jinping stressed the joint suffering of China and South Korea under Japanese militarism during a speech in Seoul on Friday that came days after Tokyo announced a landmark shift in military policy.

4 Jul 2014 - 5:26pm 25 comments

Xi Jinping arrives in Seoul with huge business delegation as Beijing aims to boost trade ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) and his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye (left) greet children during a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul. Photo: AP

Xi Jinping has arrived in Seoul accompanied by a huge business delegation on his first trip to South Korea as president, as Beijing aims to elevate trade ties.

3 Jul 2014 - 8:32pm

Xi Jinping attacks concept of global hegemony, in dig at United States

Xi Jinping hosts Hamid Ansari and Thein Sein. Photo: AP

President Xi Jinping has vowed that no violations of territorial integrity will be tolerated and said no nation should be allowed to monopolise global affairs.

29 Jun 2014 - 10:47am 24 comments

China is not displaying contradictory impulses over its major policies

Judging by China's recent behaviour in the East and South China Seas as well as the sustained crackdown on official corruption, President Xi Jinping shows consistency rather than contradictory impulses. Photo: Xinhua

Many people look back longingly to China's recent past when it minded its own business and was too busy counterfeiting other people's products to worry about asserting sweeping territorial claims in maritime disputes with its neighbours.

4 Jul 2014 - 5:53pm 6 comments