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Japan-China relations after 40 years / Xi and phantom Shinkansen plan - The Japan News

The plan collapsed around 1996. One person who was enthusiastic about that plan was the then leader of Fuzhou and current head of China, Xi Jinping. In May 1992, Xi gave a fervent speech to the city's senior officials, saying, “If construction moves ...

Chinese President Xi Jinping's Special Envoy Meets Indonesian Minister - UrduPoint News

20 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 20th Aug, 2018 ) :Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy and Vice Premier Sun Chunlan on Sunday met with Puan Maharani, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture. Sun, on ...

Malaysia's China debt crisis: Mahathir calls Xi Jinping's help with fiscal problems - Politiko

By Ben Dooley. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad called on China's top leadership Monday to help solve his country's fiscal problems, as he tries to revise major Beijing-backed projects signed under his scandal-plagued predecessor.

Possible Chinese President Visit to Pyongyang Raises Doubts on Sanctions - Voice of America

Reports that Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit North Korea in September raise questions about whether Beijing will ease sanctions against Pyongyang, as relations between China and the U.S. grow increasingly tense over trade. “Like the proverb ...

President Xi to chair FOCAC Beijing summit in early September - Shine News (press release)

Chinese President Xi Jinping is to chair the 2018 Beijing summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, which is scheduled for September 3-4 in Beijing. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang ...

China's Xi set to visit Pyongyang - Seeking Alpha

China's President Xi Jinping is expected to visit Pyongyang in September to attend the celebrations for the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding. Rumored in Beijing for some time, the visit was reported in Singapore's The Straits Times at the ...

Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to visit North Korea for the first time next month, report says - Daily Mail

Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to visit Pyongyang next month at the invitation of North Korea leader Kim Jong-un to attend the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding, according to a report. It will be the Chinese leader's ...

Xi Jinping commands army to obey Communist Party of China - Devdiscourse

Into his second five-year term and set for a lifelong tenure in power, Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasized on China's two-million-strong military to obey the commands of the ruling Communist Party of China headed by him. Since he took over power in ...

Xi insists on PLA's absolute loyalty to Communist Party - Outlook India

By K J M Varma. Beijing, Aug 20 Into his second five-year term and set for a lifelong tenure in power, Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasised on the country's two-million-strong military to obey the commands of the ruling Communist Party of China ...

Xi Jinping to attend North Korea's foundation day celebrations - The Hankyoreh

The Singapore-based newspaper Straits Times is reporting that Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to attend North Korea's foundation day celebrations next month. However, at this point, it is necessary to look more closely at whether the plan will come ...

Xi Jinping calls for 'absolute loyalty' from Chinese army - The Guardian

The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, has called for “absolute loyalty” from the military in a speech to leaders of the People's Liberation Army. State-owned CCTV devoted a third of its Sunday evening broadcast to the event at which Xi, dressed in the PLA ...

A key paradox in Xi Jinping's China - Asia Times

There are quite a lot of paradoxes and contractions in China under President Xi Jinping. Chief among these is that, while oppressing the country's religions, notably Christian churches and the Uyghur Muslim minority, the ruling Communist Party of China ...

Beijing enjoys the bluest skies in a decade - Livemint

The improved air quality underscores how rapidly China is attacking the smog problem that created Beijing's “airpocalypse” in 2013, when the tiny particles peaked at 35 times the World Health Organization's recommended limit. Since President Xi Jinping ...

Xi Jinping's Fight Against Pollution Starts to Pay Off - Bloomberg

Chinese President Xi Jinping's fight against pollution is starting to pay off. Five of the seven lowest average monthly pollution readings in Beijing since 2008 have been recorded since the beginning of last summer, according to data recorded by the U ...

Post-Doklam Consensus: Sino-Indian Strategic Ties Set For A Boost? - Swarajya

Fenghe's visit is a sequel to the informal summit in Wuhan in late April between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping where the two leaders decided to strengthen strategic communication between the armed forces of the two countries to ...

Robot wars: China shows off automated doctors, teachers and combat stars - Free Malaysia Today

Robots that can diagnose diseases, play badminton and wow audiences with their musical skills are among the machines China hopes could revolutionise its economy. President Xi Jinping has called for a 'robot revolution' as China faces an ageing ...

South Korean families heading north to reunite with long-lost relatives - UNTV News

A group of South Koreans gathered in the northeast coastal city of Sokcho Sunday before heading to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) for a reunion with their war-separated families. The family reunion, which is held during the ...

Resist corrosion of corruption, Xi urges army - Business Day

Beijing — China's military must resist the "corrosion" of corruption and ensure the fight against graft is deepened, President Xi Jinping has told senior officers, offering a renewed warning against a deep-seated problem. China's military, undergoing ...

Kim Jong-un invites Xi Jinping to attend the 70th anniversary of North Korea in Pyongyang - Blasting News

North Korea celebrates the 70th anniversary of its creation on September 9 and Chinese president Xi Jinping is expected to attend the program. Kim Jong-un wants to hold it on a grand scale to show that he is changing his style of functioning. There ...

Xi says military must resist 'corrosion' of corruption - The News International

Dozens of officers have been investigated and jailed, including Xu Caihou and Guo Boxiong, both former vice chairmen of the Central Military Commission, which Xi heads and is in overall charge of the People's Liberation Army. Guo was jailed for life in ...

Xi Jinping ">[ɕǐ tɕîn.pʰǐŋ], Chinese: 习近平; born 15 June 1953) is a Chinese politician who is the current General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, President of the People's Republic of China, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission. As Xi holds the top offices of the party and the military, in addition to being the head of state through the office of the president, Xi is sometimes referred to as China's "Paramount Leader" and since the formal endorsement during the sixth plenum, is officially called a "core" leader. As the general secretary , Xi is also an ex-officio member of the Politburo Standing Committee, China's top decision-making body.

习近平
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Xi Jinping in London, 2015
General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China
Assumed office
15 November 2012
Hierarchy
Preceded by Hu Jintao
President of the People's Republic of China
Assumed office
14 March 2013
Premier Li Keqiang
Vice President Li Yuanchao
Preceded by Hu Jintao
Chairman of the Central Military Commission
Assumed office
15 November 2012
14 March 2013
Deputy Fan Changlong
Xu Qiliang
Preceded by Hu Jintao
Commander-in-chief of Joint battle command of People's Liberation Army
Assumed office
21 April 2016
Preceded by office established
Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission
In office
18 October 2010 – 15 November 2012
28 October 2010 – 14 March 2013
Serving with Guo Boxiong & Xu Caihou
Chairman Hu Jintao
Vice President of the People's Republic of China
In office
14 March 2008 – 14 March 2013
President Hu Jintao
Preceded by Zeng Qinghong
Succeeded by Li Yuanchao
Personal details
Born (1953-06-15) 15 June 1953 (age 63)
Beijing, People's Republic of China
Political party Communist Party of China (1974-present)
Spouse(s) Ke Lingling (divorced)
Peng Liyuan (m. 1987)
Relations Xi Zhongxun (father)
Qi Xin (mother)
Qi Qiaoqiao (sister)
Qi An'an (sister)
Xi Heping (brother)
Xi Qianping (brother)
Xi Zhengning (brother)
Xi Yuanping (brother)
Deng Jiagui (brother-in-law)
Children Xi Mingze (daughter)
Residence Zhongnanhai
Alma mater Tsinghua University


Xi Jinping
Xi Jinping (Chinese characters).svg
"Xi Jinping" in Simplified (top) and Traditional (bottom) Chinese characters
Simplified Chinese 习近平
Traditional Chinese 習近平

Xi Jinping ( [ɕǐ tɕîn.pʰǐŋ], Chinese: 习近平; born 15 June 1953) is a Chinese politician who is the current General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, President of the People's Republic of China, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission. As Xi holds the top offices of the party and the military, in addition to being the head of state through the office of the president, Xi is sometimes referred to as China's "Paramount Leader" and since the formal endorsement during the sixth plenum, is officially called a "core" leader. As the general secretary (de facto leader), Xi is also an ex-officio member of the Politburo Standing Committee, China's top decision-making body.

The son of Communist veteran Xi Zhongxun, Xi Jinping rose through the ranks politically in China's coastal provinces. Xi was governor of Fujian from 1999 to 2002, and governor and Party Committee Secretary of neighboring Zhejiang province from 2002 to 2007. Following the dismissal of Chen Liangyu, Xi was transferred to Shanghai as the Party Secretary for a brief period in 2007. Xi joined the Politburo standing committee and central secretariat in October 2007, and was Hu Jintao's successor. Xi was vice-president from 2008 to 2013 and Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission from 2010 to 2012.

Xi has attempted to legitimize the authority of the Communist Party by introducing far-ranging measures to enforce party discipline and to ensure internal unity. He initiated an unprecedented and far-reaching campaign against corruption, leading to high-profile arrests such as General Xu Caihou and Zhou Yongkang. Xi has also imposed further restrictions over ideological discourse, advocating the concept of "internet sovereignty".

Considered the central figure of the People's Republic's fifth generation of leadership, Xi has significantly centralized institutional power by taking on a wide range of leadership positions, including chairing the newly formed National Security Commission, as well as new steering committees on economic and social reforms, military reform, and the Internet. Xi has called for further market economic reforms, for governing according to the law and for strengthening legal institutions, with an emphasis on individual and national aspirations under the neologism "Chinese Dream". Xi has also championed a more assertive foreign policy, particularly in relation to Sino-Japanese relations, China's claims to the bulk of the South China Sea Islands, involvement in Asian regional affairs, and initiatives related to energy and natural resources.