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.

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Xi Jinping’s ambitious power play

A subtle but significant change seems to be underway in Chinese politics – one that involves President Xi Jinping further cementing his position as a strongman leader.