Xi Jinping

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping Full Name: Xi Jinping
Nationality: Chinese

Profession: Paramount Leader of China
Why Famous: General Secretary of the Communist Party of China from 2012 and President of the People's Republic of China from 2013.

Domestically, Xi has introduced far-ranging measures to enforce party discipline and to ensure internal unity, as well as initiating an unprecedented campaign against corruption that saw the high-profile arrests of General Xu Caihou and Zhou Yongkang.

Xi has also significantly centralized institutional power by taking on a wide range of leadership positions.

In foreign affairs he has championed a more assertive foreign policy, in particular China's claims to the bulk of the South China Sea.

Born: June 15, 1953 (63 years old)
Star Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Beijing, China

Historical Events in the Life of Xi Jinping

  • 2013-03-14 Xi Jinping is named as the new President of the People's Republic of China
  • 2015-09-22 Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Seattle to start his first state visit to the US

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