WikiNow lets you discover the news you care about, follow the topics that matter to you and share your favourite stories with your friends.

© WikiNow

'Agent of Chaos' hell-bent on derailing CPEC - The Nation

Simultaneously, Chinese President Xi Jinping emerged as iconic leader in China. Putting OBOR and CPEC into action, he mapped out a plan to let China transcend from oceanic boundaries to lead the world. In the perspective of Xi Jinping, America keeps ...

CPNE delegation visits China - The Nation

Director General Zhang Ye also briefed the delegation on the past month's 19th People's Congress meeting and also the Chinese President Xi Jinping's plans for the region's peace and stability. The delegation was also briefed about Chinese Communist ...

COFCO focuses on core business, furthers mixed-ownership reform - China Daily

Editor's note: The article is part of a program to visit State-owned enterprises and better understand their study and implementation of the report delivered by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, at ...

How Xi exercises complete control over Chinese polity - Daily News & Analysis

As had been widely anticipated, President Xi Jinping consolidated his position as the undisputed “core” leader of China at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China held at Beijing in the third week of October 2017. Xi was also re ...

Xi sets steps for deepening overall reform - China.org.cn

President Xi Jinping called for continuous and resolute efforts to deepen overall reform as the top reform agency convened on Monday for the first time since the Party's national congress established reform procedures in multiple areas. Xi, also ...

Nuclear sub designer, 93, is honored - China.org.cn

At a group photo session before the ceremony, organizers arranged for the elderly Huang to stand behind Xi, but Xi invited Huang to sit next to him and personally moved the chair in front of Huang to make way for the distinguished researcher to come ...

China's deep ties to Zimbabwe could grow after Mugabe era - Arab News

In this file photo taken on Aug. 25, 2014, Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, shows Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe the way during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. (AP) ...

China, DPRK pledge to bolster ties - The Herald

The pledge was made during a visit to the DPRK by Song Tao, special envoy of the Communist Party of China (CPC) general secretary Xi Jinping. Song, who is also head of the CPC Central Committee's International Department, met and held talks with ...

Trump's coming hard line on China - The Interpreter

Trump returned the favour with incessant fawning over Chinese President Xi Jinping, supplemented by extravagant admiration for China. 'Nothing you can see is so beautiful', he said of a full-dress Chinese military parade he witnessed in Beijing. The ...

How Trump sold out world trade to China - The Business Times

How Trump sold out world trade to China. China's Xi Jinping, in contrast, presents himself as a capable world leader who masters the world's complex challenges that fail to interest the US president. Tue, Nov 21, 2017 - 5:50 AM. NAYAN CHANDA ...

President Xi Offers Support to Saudi Amidst Regional Tensions - China Christian Daily

On Thursday, the Chiense Foreign Ministry said that President Xi Jinping sends his support to Saudi Arabia's King Salman as Saudi tries to protect its national sovereignty and achieve further development despite the growing regional tensions between ...

China and the US are Now Equals. What Happens Next? - Newsweek

China has risen, the era of uncontested American leadership has ended, and any American with a television set now knows it—thanks to the media's proper framing of Trump's and Chinese Communist Party Secretary Xi Jinping's activities in Beijing and Da ...

In Zimbabwe it's hello China, goodbye Britain - The Guardian

... acquiring an overseas empire of investment and influence, says Otto Inglis. Robert Mugabe, right, with the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, in Harare. Robert Mugabe, right, meets the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, on a state visit to Harare, Zimbabwe ...

President Trump and father of UCLA player spar over arrest in China - KSRO

“To the three UCLA basketball players I say: You're welcome, go out and give a big Thank You to President Xi Jinping of China who made your release possible and, HAVE A GREAT LIFE! Be careful, there are many pitfalls on the long and winding road of life!

'Xi and his Era': China adopts a triumphant tone as US world leadership falters - The Sydney Morning Herald

Beijing: An eight-page essay pumped through social media and Chinese state newspapers in recent days extolled the virtues of president Xi Jinping. Among his achievements, in the Chinese language version, was that he had turned the South China Sea ...

Trump's Silence Speaks Volumes in China - HuffPost

The American players were the recipients of an extraordinary intervention by President Trump, who made a personal request of President Xi Jinping to resolve the situation. The Chinese student, on the other hand, was collateral damage in the case of his ...

Donald Trump and LaVar Ball are perfect for each other - CNN

Trump, who was in China at the time, claimed credit for getting Chinese President Xi Jinping to let them out and helping them avoid years in jail. He demanded an apology on Twitter. He got an apology during a news conference featuring the players, who ...

Op-Ed: Massive Chinese Investment Pledge Could be Game Changer for W.Va. – If it Happens - West Virginia Public Broadcasting

U.S. President Donald Trump waves next to Chinese President Xi Jinping after attending a business event at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. Andy Wong / Associated Press. President Trump announced during a recent visit to ...

Xi calls for "unswervingly" pushing forward reform - Xinhua

BEIJING, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday called for fully implementing the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and pressing ahead with reform. Xi, also general secretary of the CPC ...

Xi Jinping's Power and Your Global Supply Chain – Sounding the Alarm - Supply Chain Management Review

China watchers were quite stunned at the Chinese Plenary Council earlier this month, when Xi Jinping's philosophy was added to the Chinese Constitution, elevating him to the level of Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. Xi did not name a successor either, ...

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
Xi Jinping October 2015.jpg
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.

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 ...

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 congress: Xi Jinping declares 'new era' for China - BBC News

China has entered a "new era" where it should "take centre stage in the world", President Xi Jinping says. The country's rapid progress under "socialism with ...

Full video: Opening session of 19th CPC National Congress

Xi Jinping, on behalf of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), delivered a report at the opening of the 19th National Congress of ...

Xi Jinping is officially most powerful Chinese leader since Mao

There are some changes at the top in the world's second-largest economy with China unveiling its leadership team for the next five years. One man who is not ...