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Flag protocol breach seen in Xi Jinping's Philippine visit - Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — The Duterte administration appears to have broken protocol during the two-day state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte received his Chinese counterpart at Malacañan Palace Tuesday ...

LOOK: Netizens decry traffic jams on Xi's visit, say no advisories were given - INQUIRER.net

Unsurprisingly, the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping brought with it road closures and angry commuters who got trapped in the monstrous traffic jams. Some of these commuters voiced out their sentiments on social media, complaining that no ...

PH, China sign deals on oil and gas development, infra projects - CNN Philippines

... on oil and gas exploration, infrastructure, and telecommunications were signed between the Philippines and China on Tuesday. President Rodrigo Duterte and his counterpart from Beijing, Xi Jinping witnessed the exchange of 29 bilateral agreements.

US Accuses China of Continuing IP Theft Amid Trade War - Bloomberg

The new accusations came in a detailed 53-page report released by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer's office just 10 days before President Donald Trump is due to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of a Nov. 30-Dec. 1 Group of ...

PH, China pursue development of energy sources in sea - INQUIRER.net

China and the Philippines on Tuesday agreed to cooperate for the development of energy sources in the South China Sea as visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed that Beijing would work with Manila to “manage contentious issues” in the heavily ...

Draft deal on PH-China sea exploration for oil, gas leaked - INQUIRER.net

... position on “sovereignty and maritime rights and interests” in the disputed waters, according to a leaked copy of an agreement that was expected to be signed on Tuesday in the presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Rodrigo Duterte.

Xi cites PH as partner in dev't, vows continued aid - INQUIRER.net

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday promised to continue assisting the Philippines, calling it a “good and close neighbor for thousands of years” and a partner in development. Xi, in his joint press statement with President Rodrigo Duterte, said ...

Philippines, China sign framework energy deal - Asia Times

The signing of the framework agreement was witnessed by Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping, who was in the Philippines for a state visit, Bloomberg reported, citing local television coverage. “The President and I agreed to elevate our ...

Commentary: APEC reveals irreconcilable visions of the future between US, China - Channel NewsAsia

Continuing the themes first articulated at Davos in 2017, the unstated but obvious point of contrast was with America. Xi also rebutted criticism of the Belt and Road Initiative, declaring it was neither a trap nor a geopolitical gambit but an “open ...

China's Xi Visits Philippines as Duterte Pressed to Take Tougher Line - Voice of America

Chinese leader Xi Jinping visited the Philippines on Tuesday to further strategic gains made under President Rodrigo Duterte, who hailed a "new impetus" behind a relationship that his massive infrastructure ambitions could depend on. Xi's visit comes ...

SLIDESHOW: Xi Jinping visit - ABS-CBN News

"The only right choice". Thus declared visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Philippines' pivot to China under the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte. The choice was rewarded with a state visit of the Chinese leader, the first in 13 years, a payback ...

President Xi Jinping's visit an exceptional moment in Brunei-China relations - Borneo Bulletin Online

THE visit by the President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping to Brunei marked an exceptional moment in Brunei-China history as the relations between the two nations continue to fortify in this ever-changing global economy. The 21st Century ...

Xi offers 'friendly consultations' on sea dispute - INQUIRER.net

Chinese President Xi Jinping assured the Philippines that Beijing will “manage contentious issues” in the South China Sea through “friendly consultations,” promising China's cooperation with Southeast Asian nations for a code of conduct (COC) in the ...

Xi Jinping invites Duterte to visit China a 4th time - Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Chinese President Xi Jinping invited President Rodrigo Duterte to visit China a 4th time to discuss China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) that the Philippines has decided to join. "I have extended a sincere invitation to ...

China and Philippines sign oil and gas exploration deal as Xi Jinping meets Rodrigo Duterte - South China Morning Post

Beijing and Manila have agreed to a joint oil and gas exploration deal – one of 29 deals that were signed on Tuesday as Chinese President Xi Jinping began a two-day state visit to the Philippines. The two nations also signed a memorandum of ...

When Donald Trump and Xi Jinping both want to make their countries great again, how can the US and China get along? - South China Morning Post

Amid the intensifying competition and escalating confrontation between the United States and China, the Brookings Institution and Yale University recently hosted a seminar titled “Are US and Chinese long-term interests fundamentally incompatible?”.

LIST: Deals signed during Xi Jinping's trip to Philippines - Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines and China signed 29 agreements on the first day of Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to the Philippines from Tuesday to Wednesday, November 20 to 21. Xi and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte witnessed ...

From Michael Yang to Dennis Uy: Who's who at Xi Jinping state banquet - Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – The "who's who" among Filipino-Chinese businessmen and Chinese nationals close to the administration were the guests at the state banquet held in honor of Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday, November 20. Chinese ...

La rencontre Rodrigo Duterte-Xi Jinping réchauffe les relations sino-philippines - RFI

Xi Jinping est aux Philippines jusqu'à mercredi 21 novembre pour sa première visite d'Etat au pays de Rodrigo Duterte. Les deux présidents ont célébré leur entente après la signature de plus de 20 accords dans divers secteurs. Une relation qui ...

Taho ice cream, abalone soup in Xi Jinping's state dinner - Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – The warm welcome of the first day of Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to the Philippines ended with a trademark of Filipino hospitality – a sumptuous dinner. For the Chinese leader's visit, a 4-course meal was prepared ...

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.