Xi Jinping

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Xi Jinping
习近平
General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China
Incumbent
Assumed office
15 November 2012
Deputy Li Keqiang (№ 2nd in PSC)
Preceded by Hu Jintao
President of the People's Republic of China
Incumbent
Assumed office
14 March 2013
Premier Li Keqiang
Vice President Li Yuanchao
Preceded by Hu Jintao
Chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission
Incumbent
Assumed office
15 November 2012
Deputy Fan Changlong
Xu Qiliang
Preceded by Hu Jintao
Chairman of the PRC Central Military Commission
Incumbent
Assumed office
14 March 2013
Deputy Fan Changlong
Xu Qiliang
Preceded by Hu Jintao
First Secretary of the Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of China
In office
22 October 2007 – 15 November 2012
General Secretary Hu Jintao
Preceded by Zeng Qinghong
Succeeded by Liu Yunshan
Vice President of the People's Republic of China
In office
15 March 2008 – 14 March 2013
President Hu Jintao
Preceded by Zeng Qinghong
Succeeded by Li Yuanchao
President of the CPC Central Party School
In office
22 December 2007 – 15 January 2013
Deputy Li Jingtian
Preceded by Zeng Qinghong
Succeeded by Liu Yunshan
Personal details
Born 15 June 1953 (1953-06-15) (age 61)
Beijing, China
Political party Communist Party
Spouse(s) Peng Liyuan (m. 1987–present) «start: (1987)»"Marriage: Peng Liyuan to Xi Jinping" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xi_Jinping)
Children Mingze
Residence Zhongnanhai, China
Alma mater Tsinghua University
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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Xi.

Xi Jinping (born 15 June 1953) is the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the President of the People's Republic of China[1], and the Chairman of the Central Military Commission. As General Secretary, he is also a member of the CPC Politburo Standing Committee, China's top decision-making body.[2]

Xi is the son of communist veteran Xi Zhongxun. He rose politically in China's coastal provinces. He was the Governor of Fujian between 1999 and 2002. Between 2002 and 2007, he was Governor and CPC party chief of Zhejiang. After the dismissal of Chen Liangyu, Xi was transferred to Shanghai as the party secretary for a short time in 2007. Xi was promoted to the central leadership in October 2007 and trained to become Hu Jintao's successor.

Xi was born on 15 June 1953 in Beijing, China.[3] He has been married to Peng Liyuan since 1987. They had one daughter, Mingze. Xi lives in Zhongnanhai, China.

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