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Xi Zhongxun

Former Premier Wen Jiabao re-appears to praise Xi Jinping’s father

Former Premier Wen Jiabao seen in the CCTV interview broadcast on Wednesday. Screenshot from television footage.

Seven months after Wen Jiabao retired from a decade in office as China’s premier, he this week returned to the limelight to praise the father of President Xi Jinping on national television.

Friday, 18 October, 2013, 5:06am

Low-key approach to anniversary of death of Xi's father

Xi Zhongxun

Media outlets took a relatively low-key approach yesterday to commemorating the late Xi Zhongxun, a reformist party leader and the father of President Xi Jinping , on the 11th anniversary of his death.

25 May 2013 - 5:36am

Xi Jinping’s early life exalted in Xinhua profile

Xi Jinping with his daughter in Fuzhou, Fujian province.

China’s incoming president Xi Jinping was shaped by his “unique experiences as an ‘educated youth’”, state news agency Xinhua said in a profile that was accompanied by a lengthy photo gallery of the Communist Party boss in his early years.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Xi Jinping began career as cadre in rural Hebei

Xi (second left) visits a company in Fujian in 2001 during his time as governor of the southeastern province. Photo: SCMP

Xi Jinping kick-started his political career with a bold move. At the age of 29, Xi turned his back on a life of privilege as a party elder's son in Beijing to accept a posting 250 kilometres away in an obscure, dusty town in Zhengding county, Hebei province.

23 Oct 2012 - 4:38am

Xi becomes 'man of mystery' as he returns home

While Vice-President Xi Jinping had shown his amiable and personable side during his US trip last month, the run ended as he turned more subdued at annual sessions of the national legislature.

19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Getting to know you - Xi Jinping

The eagerly awaited visit of Vice-President Xi Jinping to the United States this week could help him boost his stature at home while offering US officials a chance to learn more about him before he takes over as Communist Party chief this autumn.

After a once-in-a-decade leadership change, Xi will succeed Hu Jintao as president in March next year.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Midwest state relishing its moment in the spotlight

During his visit next week to Iowa, Vice-President Xi Jinping will reconnect with acquaintances he met decades ago rather than touch on anything concerning Sino-US ties, but the brief stop is significant for both the Midwestern state and for Xi himself.

10 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

So, who is Xi? US visit will be a chance to find out

In May 2002, when then vice-president Hu Jintao visited Washington, five months before he assumed China's top leadership, he was largely unknown to the outside world. The visit spurred a series of articles and a popular headline: 'Who is Hu?'

30 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Summer Games' success may clear the way for rising star

Xi Jinping has moved closer to becoming China's top leader with his appointment as vice-president and his responsibility for overseeing the Olympics, which Beijing has made a national priority.

16 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Xi Jinping: Man for all factions is tip for top

Xi Jinping , a so-called princeling whose father was a Communist revolutionary, is now the man who would be king. Mr Xi is trusted by president and Communist Party general secretary Hu Jintao even though his privileged background might seem to put him at odds with the leader.

23 Oct 2007 - 12:00am