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.
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.Tuesday, 4 March, 2014, 4:32am 1 comment
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
President Xi Jinping has been photographed walking along one of Beijing’s most well-known streets, two months after his last surprise appearance turned a steamed bun restaurant into a tourism attraction.25 Feb 2014 - 6:18pm 6 comments
President Xi Jinping told the top US diplomat that China was committed to enhancing dialogue and mutual trust with Washington despite growing tensions between Beijing and security allies of the United States.15 Feb 2014 - 4:07am 3 comments
Pushing through further economic reforms will prove tough and there may be dangerous times ahead, President Xi Jinping said in an interview with Russian state TV on the sidelines of the Sochi Winter Olympics.10 Feb 2014 - 4:27pm 7 comments
President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will share an international stage for the first time on Friday since a diplomatic row between the two Asian powers broke out over Abe’s visit to a controversial war shrine.5 Feb 2014 - 5:50am
A Communist Party magazine has revealed concerns expressed by President Xi Jinping during his inspection of China's first aircraft carrier in August.5 Feb 2014 - 4:05am 3 comments
Beijing will create a ministerial-level division dedicated to financial industry security within the new National Security Commission to be chaired by President Xi Jinping.28 Jan 2014 - 8:57am 1 comment
Chinese President Xi Jinping was seen in new military uniforms when he visited troops stationed near the border with Mongolia on Sunday, state media reported on Monday morning.
The visit is seen as the latest gesture in Xi’s campaign to further enhance his authority within the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and prioritise national defence on his political agenda.27 Jan 2014 - 12:45pm 1 comment
The Communist Party's National Security Commission will be led by the top three members of the supreme Politburo Standing Committee, underscoring the authority of the new group that will monitor domestic and foreign security issues.28 Jan 2014 - 5:11pm 1 comment
On January 22, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) published an excoriating report on the extent of offshore accounts owned by China's wealthy and powerful. We illustrate how the exposé ties in with the timelines of other important ongoing stories.24 Jan 2014 - 4:15pm 1 comment
The four members of the supreme Politburo Standing Committee - Xi, Li Keqiang, Liu Yunshan and Zhang Gaoli - attended the first meeting of the group in Beijing yesterday, a month after its formal establishment.23 Jan 2014 - 5:09am 1 comment
President Xi Jinping said yesterday that low-level officials - who are often the public's first and only contact with the Communist Party - would be the next focus of his campaign to root out extravagance and corruption.21 Jan 2014 - 6:09am
President Xi Jinping will attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in the Russian city of Sochi amid international calls to boycott the event.21 Jan 2014 - 9:13am
Vladimir Putin said in an interview with CCTV that he celebrated his last birthday with vodka, sandwiches and Xi Jinping.
Before a group interview with foreign press in Sochi, the Russian president jokingly said to a CCTV reporter, “Give us mao-tai please,” referring to the strong Chinese liquor.20 Jan 2014 - 5:01pm