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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 14, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.
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Jiang Jiemin, top Chinese economic official, fired in corruption probe

BEIJING, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Top Chinese economic official Jiang Jiemin was fired on suspicion of "serious disciplinary violations," state media reported Tuesday.

Gu Kailai, Bo Xilai's wife, testifies about gifts from Xu Ming

JINAN, China, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Prosecutors showed videotaped questioning Friday of Gu Kailai, the wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai, about gifts she received from a businessman.

Xi pledges to keep China open

BEIJING, April 9 (UPI) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping, addressing the Boao Forum for Asia, promised to oppose protectionism and protect the rights of foreign enterprises in China.

China tightens grip on Africa's resources

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 27 (UPI) -- China's new president is touring Africa, underlining the continent's strategic importance for Beijing in its relentless drive to acquire vital resources.

Li: Disclosure key to clean government

BEIJING, March 27 (UPI) -- China's new Premier Li Keqiang, addressing the problem of official corruption, said disclosure is the key to clean governance.
Xi promises effort achieve 'Chinese dream'

Xi promises effort achieve 'Chinese dream'

BEIJING, March 17 (UPI) -- The top two new leaders of China said the government will work toward achieving the "Chinese dream" and to deepen reforms in the world's second-largest economy.

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Li Keqiang becomes premier of China

Li Keqiang becomes premier of China

BEIJING, March 15 (UPI) -- Li Keqiang, 58, an economist, became China's premier Friday, succeeding Wen Jiabao.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 14, 2013.
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Xi Jinping becomes China president

BEIJING, March 14 (UPI) -- China's new leader Xi Jinping, 61, seen as a reformist, Thursday took over as president, becoming the most powerful man in the country of 1.3 billion people.

China military stresses loyalty to party

BEIJING, March 12 (UPI) -- The Chinese military asked its armed forces to heed their new leader Xi Jingping's call to be loyal to the Communist Party.
Wen sets 7.5 percent growth target in 2013

Wen sets 7.5 percent growth target in 2013

BEIJING, March 5 (UPI) -- Outgoing Premier Wen Jiabao, inaugurating China's annual Parliament session, Monday set an economic growth target of 7.5 percent for this year.
Political reforms in China sought

Political reforms in China sought

BEIJING, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- An open letter from more than 100 people, including prominent scholars and activists, urged China's new leaders to promote to political reforms.
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Hu Jintao
The Chinese flag waves in the wind as U.S. President Barack Obama listens to remarks by Chinese President Hu Jintao during a formal arrival ceremony for Hu's state visit on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on January 19, 2011. UPI/Pat Benic

Hu Jintao (Pinyin: Hú Jǐntāo, pronounced ; born 21 December 1942) is the current Paramount Leader of the People's Republic of China. He has held the titles of General Secretary of the Communist Party of China since 2002, President of the People's Republic of China since 2003, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission since 2004, succeeding Jiang Zemin as the top leader of fourth generation leadership of the Communist Party of China.

Hu possesses a low-key and reserved leadership style. His rise to the presidency represents China's transition of leadership from old, establishment communists to younger, more pragmatic technocrats. Since his ascendancy, Hu has reinstated certain controls on the economy relaxed by the previous administration, and has been conservative in his attitude to political reforms. In foreign policy, Hu advocates for an approach termed "China's peaceful development", pursuing soft power in international relations. Along with his colleague, Premier Wen Jiabao, Hu presided over nearly a decade of consistent economic growth and development that cemented China as a major world power. Through Hu's tenure, China's global influence in Africa, Latin America, and other developing countries has increased.

Hu has been involved in the Communist party bureaucracy for most of his adult life, notably as Party secretary for the Tibet Autonomous Region, and then later Secretary of the Secretariat of CPC and Vice-President under Jiang Zemin. Hu's political philosophy is summarily described as aiming to found a basis for Harmonious Society domestically and for Peaceful Development internationally, the former generated by a Scientific Development Concept, which seeks integrated solutions to tackle China's various economic, environmental and social problems.

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