Xi Jinping

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Xi Jinping

习近平(xí jìn píng)
Xi Jinping in the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China
Born (1953-06-15) June 15, 1953 (age 70)
Beijing, People's Republic of China
Political orientationMarxism–Leninism
Mao Zedong Thought
Xi Jinping Thought
Socialism with Chinese Characteristics
Political partyCommunist Party of China

Xi Jinping (Chinese: 习近平) (born June 15, 1953) is a Chinese Marxist–Leninist statesman and politician, serving as the general secretary of the Communist Party of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission since 2012. On March 14, 2013, the 12th National Congress elected him President of the People's Republic of China in succession to Hu Jintao. He was the first man born after the founding of the PRC to become president.

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 four-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]

In 2013, Xi set about re-collectivizing agriculture in the countryside,[2] in an attempt to help alleviate poverty and boost agricultural output. In 2021, Xi announced that extreme poverty had been eliminated in China, 10 years ahead of schedule.[3] China is responsible for around 80% of the world's total poverty reduction in the 21st century.


In 1969, Xi Jinping became secretary of the party branch in Liangjiahe village, Yanchuan County, Shaanxi Province, where he lived with farmers and learned a lot about agriculture.

Xi Jingping in Liangjiahe village

Political beliefs

Xi Jinping supports Palestinian sovereignty and believes Palestine should become a full member of the United Nations.[4]