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China to host Iranian president amid nuclear deal doubt - CNBC

China will host Iranian President Hassan Rouhani next month at a regional summit in a Chinese coastal city. Since U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew the United States this month from the Iran nuclear deal, European states have been scrambling to ...

Xi Jinping to preside over 2018 SCO summit in Qingdao from June 9 to 10 - CGTN (press release)

Chinese President Xi Jinping will preside over the 2018 Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, which will be held in Qingdao in east China's Shandong Province from June 9 to 10, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at a press ...

Bid to Block Trump's Deal on ZTE Would Have Support, Rubio Says - Bloomberg

The president has suggested the deal is a favor to Chinese President Xi Jinping as the two nations hold talks to prevent a trade war. But a bill like the one the senator's proposing threatens to derail any agreement struck with Beijing. Senator Marco ...

Hainan Tipped to Become "Top Asian Golf Destination" Following China Government Reforms - PR Web (press release)

Recent measures announced by Chinese President Xi Jinping to further open up Hainan will provide a major boost to golf tourism on China's tropical island province, according to experts. Visitors from 59 countries including Australia, Germany, Great ...

Canceled summit raises stakes for China over North Korea - New Jersey Herald

Kim had only weeks earlier been sipping tea and strolling through seaside gardens in the port of Dalian with Chinese President Xi Jinping on a surprise trip to China that seemed designed to project Beijing's closeness with the North. Trump, who now ...

Will Xi Jinping's promise of Chinese state support for Hong Kong scientists spur innovation, or stifle it? - South China Morning Post

For the last decade, microbiologist Chen Honglin has been trying to develop a new flu vaccine with his colleagues at the University of Hong Kong's emerging infectious diseases laboratory. But even though the lab is considered one of China's 250 or so ...

President Xi to attend SCO summit in Qingdao - ecns

President Xi Jinping will attend the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit to be held in Qingdao, Shandong province on June 9-10, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced on Monday.

'Poker player' Xi made Trump think twice about Kim summit - Nikkei Asian Review

The American leader had similarly expressed his displeasure toward Xi Jinping in a tweet. "The word is that recently the Border has become much more porous and more has been filtering in," Trump said, referring to the boundary between China and North ...

Marxism, Xi Jinping thought key to upholding Xinjiang's ethnic equality: expert - Global Times

The study and implementation of Marxism and Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era is one of China's top political missions, and key to promoting ethnic unity, analysts said. A session dedicated to implementing ...

Tariffs, stalemate, war? The aftermath of the Trump-Kim breakup - Wicked Local Scituate

Chinese President Xi Jinping could see his trade fight with Trump further entangled with the North Korea dispute, while South Korea's Moon Jae-in could be forced to choose between his dream of reconciliation with Pyongyang and the security demands of ...

Africa needs common China policy - The Star, Kenya

First, the African Union Agenda 2063 – a strategic framework for the socioeconomic transformation of Africa over a period of 50 years – has a correlation with Xi Jinping Thought. Both ideologies build on, and seek to accelerate the implementation of ...

Who blinks first? Trump still ahead of the game - Hong Kong Standard (press release)

When US President Trump tweeted that he was cooperating with President Xi Jinping to save ZTE, I saw no reason to get excited about it. On the heels of that, he called off the summit with Kim Jong Un, blaming North Korea's hostility, but left the door ...

Sultanate keen on joining China's Silk Road initiative - Times of Oman

Muscat: The trend of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and Xi Jinping, President of the friendly People's Republic of China to establish strategic partnership between the two countries stresses the deep-rooted relations between the two friendly countries.

Continetti: We Can't Overlook China's Role in Negotiations With North Korea - Washington Free Beacon

"Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd noted how it appeared President Donald Trump was making progress with North Korea until North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un met with Chinese President Xi Jinping for a second time. Continetti said that meeting marked a ...

Beijing's New Superpowers Over Movie Industry Frustrate Hollywood Studios - Wall Street Journal

Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent consolidation of power has placed China's film division under the Communist Party's Ministry of Propaganda—and stalled talks about a new China-U.S. film-trade agreement that would include seeking better terms for ...

Angela Merkel's mission to China - Axios

The world's most powerful woman, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, went to meet the world's most powerful man, Chinese President Xi Jinping, on Thursday. Why it matters: The trip comes as a deepening estrangement between Europe and the U.S. is ...

Modi, Xi hold extensive and fruitful informal summit - HERE. NOW

Wuhan: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping Sunday held extensive and fruitful meetings here on the first day of an unprecedented two-day informal summit to solidify the India-China relationship and exchanged views on how the ...

The world according to Trump and Xi - Asia Times

By pursuing aggressively unilateral policies that flout broad global consensus, President Donald Trump in effect justifies his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping's longtime defiance of international law, exacerbating already serious risks to the rules ...

Another Kim-Xi summit 'possible' - Korea Times

Kim Chang-son, de facto chief of staff to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was seen in Beijing on May 26, fueling speculation that the latter may be discussing another summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping following the ones in March and early May.

China is taking digital control of its people to chilling lengths - The Guardian

For example, the Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, clearly leant on Kim Jong-un to force him to agree to a summit meeting with Trump. But then Xi leant on Trump to rescue the Chinese tech company ZTE, brought to its knees by a US ban because it had evaded ...

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.

Why Xi Jinping May Be The World's Most Powerful Leader

China's congress scrapped presidential term limits from the constitution, a move that sets up President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely and a sign it is returning to a ...

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un Meets China's Xi Jinping

Analysts say Chinese President Xi Jinping's second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a little more than a month from now is a sign of just how ...

Xi Jinping: What if Xi is president for life? - BBC News

China has scrapped presidential term limits, which would allow Xi Jinping to remain as president beyond his two terms. The constitutional changes were passed ...

Xi Jinping’s rise from living in a cave to president for life

China's rubber-stamp parliament has overwhelmingly voted to abolish presidential term limits, clearing the way for Xi Jinping to remain president for life The ...

How Xi Jinping Went From Feeding Pigs to Ruling China

How did Xi Jinping go from being a provincial politician to China's paramount leader in such a short period of time? In this Bloomberg Profile, we look at the life ...

China clears way for Xi Jinping to rule for life

China's largely ceremonial parliament overwhelmingly endorsed a controversial constitutional amendment, paving the way for President Xi Jinping to stay in ...