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President Xi Jinping's views on teachers - Telegraph.co.uk

Mr Xi said that universities and their academic faculty, as a key part of the country's innovation system and task force, should enhance integration among different disciplines, offer more support for interdisciplinary research and scientists in ...

Seizing the opportunity to jointly build an even stronger China-Africa community with a shared future - Business Day

This year, the Chinese President Xi Jinping paid his third state visit to South Africa and attended the 10th BRICS Johannesburg Summit. This year, President Cyril Ramaphosa paid his first state visit to China where he co-chaired with President Xi ...

Confidence, collaboration and co-sharing: 3 Cs embodied in economic and trade cooperation between China and SA - Business Day

During President Xi Jinping's state visit to South Africa in July 2018 and President Ramaphosa's state visit to China in September 2018, the two countries entered into business agreements with a total value of nearly $16-billion. Furthermore, Che Jun ...

Xi Jinping inspects rice farms in northeast China's Heilongjiang - CGTN (press release)

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday arrived in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province for an inspection tour. Xi started his tour Tuesday afternoon at the Jiansanjiang branch of Heilongjiang Farms and Land Reclamation Administration to inspect the ...

Douglas Farrow - First Things

Paramount Leader Xi Jinping is one such man of lawlessness. He has shown himself willing “to oppose and exalt himself against every so-called god or object of worship,” ruthlessly suppressing freedom of religion in China, stripping houses of worship of ...

X-Men star's disappearance blamed on China's new "anti-corruption" snatch squad - Boing Boing (blog)

The NSC is the next step in Xi Jinping's longstanding practice of "disappearing" people he disapproves of, including anti-corruption activists and dissidents. Fan Bingbing is accused of tax-fraud. People held in luizhi detention are kept in secret ...

Leonid Bershidsky: Putin is losing Russia's Far East - Salt Lake Tribune

In the last five years, Putin bragged to Chinese President Xi Jinping, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, industrial output in the Russian Far East has increased ...

Infrastructure: Japan and China fight over 'the soul' of Asia - Euromoney magazine

When the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, visited Beijing in October 2016, shook hands with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and announced the “separation” of his country from the United States, it felt like a pivotal moment. For ...

An alliance is unlikely - New Straits Times Online

Putin met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Vladivostok earlier this month, while Chinese troops took part for the first time in the Vostok-2018 military exercise. During their meeting, both leaders pledged to work together to deal with current issues.

Chinese president appoints new ambassadors - China.org.cn

President Xi Jinping has appointed four new ambassadors in accordance with a decision by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, according to a statement from China's top legislature Tuesday. Huang Wei was appointed China's ...

No "zombie" websites or faked stats, China tells officials - Channel NewsAsia

BEIJING: China will crack down on government departments responsible for "zombie" websites that have not been updated for years, telephone lines that are never answered and fake statistics, the ruling Communist Party said on Tuesday. Part of President ...

No 'zombie' websites or faked statistics, China tells officials - Channel NewsAsia

... departments responsible for "zombie" websites that have not been updated for years, telephone lines that are never answered and fake statistics, the ruling Communist Party said on Tuesday (Sep 25). Part of President Xi Jinping's war on corruption ...

China news SHOCK: 'We're saving the world from US,' says Beijing as trade war EXPLODES - Express.co.uk

On Monday a 71-page White Paper released by the ruling Communist Party of China, led by president Xi Jinping, hitting back at the unilateral tactics of the Trump administration. It warned that China “does not want a trade war, but is not afraid of one ...

Photo of the Day: Chinese cosplayer mocks Xi with 'Winnie-the-Pooh dragon robe' outfit - Taiwan News

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Images have surfaced on Weibo (the Chinese equivalent to Twitter) showing a person at a cosplay convention in China dressed as Winnie-the-Pooh in a dragon robe, in an apparent reference to Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Han Zheng Visits Russia and Co-chairs China-Russia Mechanism Meetings - MFA China

A few days ago, President Xi Jinping and President Vladimir Putin held the third meeting in Vladivostok within this year. They reached important consensus, charting the course for the development of China-Russia relations and cooperation in various fields.

China removes children from families in effort to subdue Muslim minority - The Times of Israel

Meripet's family is among tens of thousands swept up in President Xi Jinping's campaign to subdue a sometimes restive region, including the internment of more than one million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities. Now there is evidence that the ...

Deal unlikely to improve religious freedom in China - ucanews

... about human rights and freedom in his usual dealings with China, but his administration remarked that the agreement would weaken the struggle for religious freedom in China and pointed to the crackdown on religion in recent months under Xi Jinping.

Growth hopes, spying risks mix for Huawei in SE Asia - Asia Times

When Australia banned China's Huawei from supplying equipment to its planned 5G mobile network for reasons of national security, it resurrected stubborn questions about whether Chinese tech firms can be trusted as neutral operators. Huawei, China's and ...

Chinese experts on North Korea: from contingency planning to economic reforms - NK News

When it comes to the Chinese-North Korean relationship, two topics seem to have absorbed a large share of attention of late, and quite rightly. The first is Xi Jinping's relationship with Kim Jong Un: analysts need to unpack what was promised and ...

Another victim of the trade war: US oil exports to China - The Star Online

SINGAPORE: U.S. oil exports to China are becoming a casualty of Donald Trump's trade war with Xi Jinping's administration. Unipec, the trading unit of top Chinese refiner Sinopec, has put a plan to boost U.S. crude imports on hold as it assesses the ...

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.