Xi Jinping

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping Full Name: Xi Jinping


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. At the 2017 Communist Party Congress, Xi's ideology was embedded in the party's constitution under the category of Thought, something not afforded to a Chinese leader since Mao Zedong.

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 (64 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
  • 2017-04-06 Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Florida for talks with US President Donald Trump
  • 2017-06-28 China’s president, Xi Jinping begins 3 day trip to Hong Kong to mark 20 years since the territory handed back to China
  • 2017-07-30 China's President Xi Jinping heads 12,000 troop parade at Zhurihe training base, Inner Mongolia marking 90 years since founding of the People's Liberation Army
  • 2017-10-18 19th Chinese Communist Party congress opens in Beijing with President Xi Jinping delivering 3hr 23min speech heralding “new era”
  • 2017-10-25 Chinese Premier Xi Jinping unveils his new ruling council in the Great Hall of the People, none of the five young enough to succeed him

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