Xi Jinping

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Xi Jinping

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Xi Jinping in the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China
Born (1953-06-15) June 15, 1953 (age 68)
Beijing, People's Republic of China
Political lineMarxism-Leninism
Mao Zedong Thought
Socialism with Chinese Characteristics

Xi Jinping (Chinese: 习近平) (Born June 1, 1953, Central Shaanxi Province) is the general secretary of the Communist Party of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission. On March 14, 2013, the 12th National Congress elected him President of the People's Republic of China in succession to Hu Jintao.

He joined the Communist Party of China in January 1969, and graduated from Tsinghua University with a degree in Marxist theory and ideological and political education, and received his doctorate degree in law.

Xi Jinping's specific set of policies and ideals is known as Xi Jinping Thought. This ideology is described in The Governance of China, a three-volume collection of speeches and writings by Xi Jinping.

Fidel Castro said about Xi Jinping: "Xi Jinping is one of the strongest and most capable revolutionary leaders I have met in my life."[1]


  1. Telesur: "China Is Most Promising Hope for Third World: Fidel" Link