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China's ruling party to meet on reform - The Straits Times

BEIJING • China's ruling Communist Party (CCP) will hold a three-day meeting of its top officials starting tomorrow to discuss a deepening of reform, and to also likely decide on key personnel decisions ahead of a government reshuffle next month. In a ...

China demands US stops North Korea sanctions, calling the move a mistake - Herald Sun

“My personal relationship with President Xi is quite extraordinary. He is somebody that I like. I think he likes me.” Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. Picture: AP. Yesterday, Mr Trump rolled out fresh sanctions against North Korea-linked shipping ...

China?s officialdom set to undergo major changes next week - India Today

Yang has been elevated to politburo during the last October?s once-in-a-five-year Congress of the CPC which also endorsed a second five-year term for Xi, who has emerged as the most powerful Chinese leader after party founder Mao Zedong in recent years ...

China Focus: CPC Central Committee to hold third plenary session - Xinhua

BEIJING, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- The third plenary session of the 19th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee will be held from Feb. 26 to 28 in Beijing, according to a decision made at a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central ...

Why China's top economic adviser Liu He could be next central ... - South China Morning Post

Source says Beijing is looking for “highly trusted and resourceful figure” to take the lead on reforms – and Liu stands out.

Xi Jinping's top economic aide is said to plan US trip amid trade row - Livemint

Beijing: President Xi Jinping's top economic adviser Liu He will head to the US next week in a sign of an expanded role managing the mounting trade tensions between the governments in Beijing and Washington, said a person familiar with the matter. As ...

India, China hold across-the-board talks during Foreign Secretary's visit - The Hindu

Mr. Gokhale's visit is also seen as part of preparations for talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping at the June summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) at the Chinese coastal city of Qingdao. The Foreign ...

China announces key Third Plenum meeting next week - Axios

Chinese President Xi Jinping votes at the closing of the 19th Communist Party Congress in October 2017. Photo: Lintao Zhang / Getty Images. China's Communist Party's Central Committee announced they will hold the Third Plenum Feb. 26-28 in Beijing, per ...

Xi's Top Economic Aide Is Said to Plan US Trip Amid Trade Row - BloombergQuint

(Bloomberg) -- President Xi Jinping's top economic adviser Liu He will head to the U.S. next week in a sign of an expanded role managing the mounting trade tensions between the governments in Beijing and Washington, said a person familiar with the ...

Xi's Top Economic Aide Plans U.S. Trip Amid Trade Tension ... - Bloomberg

President Xi Jinping's top economic adviser Liu He will head to the U.S. next week amid mounting trade tensions between the governments in Beijing and Washington, said a person familiar with the matter.

China's Communist Party to meet ahead of government reshuffle - Business Insider

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party will hold a three-day meeting of its top officials starting on Monday, state news agency Xinhua said on Saturday, which will likely discuss and decide on key personnel decisions ahead of a government ...

Late former senior political advisor cremated - Xinhua

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with Luo Haocai's family to extend his condolences at Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 24, 2018. The remains of Luo Haocai, former vice chairman of the National Committee ...

Trump says China ties 'best ever' but trade a problem - The Sun Daily

US President Donald Trump (L) and China's President Xi Jinping leave a business leaders event in Beijing on Nov 9, 2017. — AFP. WASHINGTON: Donald Trump papered over superpower rivalries with China on Friday, saying relations had never been better but ...

US officials steel for trade talks with Xi's economic confidant as Trump mulls tariffs - South China Morning Post

“With that being said, he likes China and I like the United States ... as much as I like and respect President Xi, we have to straighten out the trade imbalance. It's too much.” Liu, a Harvard-trained economist and confidant of Chinese President Xi ...

For the many, not the few - Malaysiakini

COMMENT | British Prime Minister Theresa May, in her recent trip to China, politely declined to endorse the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) of China. Had she done so, a post-Brexit Britain, which must happen by March 29, 2019, would have found a way to ...

China's new anti-graft superministry adds to concerns about suspects' rights - Asahi Shimbun

BEIJING--A new "super-ministry" set to deepen Chinese President Xi Jinping's war on graft and extend it to all state employees is likely to undermine years of work by Chinese legal reformers to protect the rights of suspects during investigations ...

Trump says relationship with China's Xi Jinping, quite extraordinary - Pulse Nigeria

Trump also boasted about his relationship with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. "My personal relationship," he continued, "with President Xi is quite extraordinary. He is somebody that I like. I think he likes me. "With that being said, he likes China and I ...

Xi Jinping's new book: An essential primer for understanding China - China.org.cn

For anyone aiming to seriously study China's present and future policies, the second volume of Xi Jinping's The Governance of China, together with its companion earlier volume, is by far the best place to start. The reason is clear: why read those who ...

New rules, regulations are coming - China.org.cn

The success of formulating the regulations requires efforts to act under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, focus on the Party's political buildup and boost the leadership of the CPC Central ...

US-China ties 'best ever' but trade a problem, says Trump - The Malaysian Insight

Trump also boasted about his relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping. "My personal relationship," he said, "with President Xi is quite extraordinary. He is somebody that I like. I think he likes me. "With that being said, he likes China and I ...

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.

Xi Jinping 'most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong' - BBC News

China's ruling Communist Party has voted to enshrine Xi Jinping's name and ideology in its constitution, elevating him to the level of founder Mao Zedong. The unanimous vote to incorporate...

A side to Xi Jinping you probably haven’t seen before

As the busy leader of a country of over 1.3 billion people, Chinese President Xi Jinping rarely has a chance to show his personal side to the public. But when revisiting old friends or taking...

President Xi wishes restaurant owner good luck

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, visited Yingxiu Town, Wenchuan County in southwest China's Sichuan Province on...

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers 2018 New Year Address in Beijing

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday delivered a New Year address in Beijing. In the speech, President Xi extended his New Year greetings to Chinese people of all ethnic groups, to compatriots...

LIVE: Xi Jinping hosts welcome ceremony for Donald Trump in Beijing

LIVE: Chinese President Xi Jinping hosts a welcome ceremony for U.S. President Donald Trump at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Trump is in China for a three-day state visit, his first...

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 of China's 7th President...