China rebuffs Geithner on Iran

China rebuffs Geithner on Iran

BEIJING, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- China Wednesday rebuffed U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's entreaties to have it comply with a policy of economic sanctions on Iran.
Geithner has tough assignments in Beijing

Geithner has tough assignments in Beijing

BEIJING, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has an uphill battle trying to convince China to comply with requests on currency and foreign policy, analysts say.

Geithner plans Asia trip to discuss Iran

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will travel to Asia to discuss pressuring Iran to rethink its alleged nuclear weapons program, the department said.

China urgers closer Myanmar military ties

BEIJING, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, meeting with Myanmar's military chief, urged deeper military cooperation, China's official news agency Xinhua reported.

Dalai Lama blames Chinese for Tibet deaths

TOKYO, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Tibetans setting themselves on fire are protesting Beijing's "cultural genocide" policy in Tibet, the Dalai Lama said at the end of a visit to Japan.

Chinese leader: Heed tenets of Marxism

BEIJING, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping called on Communist Party members to follow the tenets of Marxism and apply them to modern-day China.

Chinese president meets loyal Communists

ZHONGNANHAI, China, July 3 (UPI) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao marked the 90th anniversary of the Community Party of China Saturday by meeting with role-model party members, officials say.

Chinese VP given top military position

BEIJING, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping has been named vice chairman of the powerful Central Military Commission, the Communist Party announced Monday.
Belarus, China sign $3.4B in contracts

Belarus, China sign $3.4B in contracts

MINSK, Belarus, March 25 (UPI) -- Contracts worth $3.4 billion for nuclear power construction and road upgrades were signed by China and Belarus in Minsk, the Belarusian state news agency said.
China, S. Korea agree on nuclear, climate

China, S. Korea agree on nuclear, climate

SEOUL, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Chinese and South Korean leaders agreed Thursday to increase efforts to denuclearize North Korea and fight global climate change, officials said.

Chinese, Egyptian officials meet in China

BEIJING, May 15 (UPI) -- China is prepared to increase relations with Egypt, Vice President Xi Jinping said Friday.

Chinese officials told to read more

BEIJING, May 13 (UPI) -- Chinese officials have been told to read more books as they are "of vital importance to human advancement."

China's VP to tour six countries

BEIJING, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping says economic development tops his agenda for visits to Malta and five Latin American countries this month.
Xi stresses China role in six-party talks

Xi stresses China role in six-party talks

PYONGYANG, North Korea, June 19 (UPI) -- Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, in talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, stressed China's commitment to the talks on the North's denuclearization.
Hu to visit Japan in early May

Hu to visit Japan in early May

BEIJING, April 29 (UPI) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao, seeking to boost cooperation with Japan, will travel there May 6-10, the first such visit in a decade, officials said.
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Xi Jinping
China's President Hu Jintao (L) speaks while other new Politburo Standing Committee Members (from 2nd L to R) Zhou Yongkang, Li Keqiang, Li Changchun, Wen Jiabao, Wu Bangguo, Jia Qinglin, Xi Jinping and He Guoqiang line up at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing October 22, 2007. (UPI Photo/Stephen Shaver)

Xi Jinping (simplified Chinese: 习近平; traditional Chinese: 習近平; pinyin: Xí Jìnpíng; IPA: ; born 1 June 1953) is a high ranking politician of the People's Republic of China. He currently serves as the top-ranking member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of China, the country's Vice President, Vice-Chairman of the Central Military Commission, Principal of the Central Party School and the 6th ranked member of the Politburo Standing Committee, China's de facto top power organ.

Son of Communist veteran Xi Zhongxun, Xi Jinping served mostly in Fujian province in his early career, and was later appointed party chief of the neighboring Zhejiang province, and then was appointed as Shanghai's party chief following the dismissal of Chen Liangyu. Known for his tough stance on corruption and a frank openness about political and market economy reforms, Xi's combination of positions makes him the presumptive heir to current General Secretary and President Hu Jintao and the emerging leader of the Communist Party of China's fifth generation of leadership.

Xi Jinping was born in June 1953 in Beijing and is, by Chinese convention, a native of Fuping County, Shaanxi, his ancestral home. He is the youngest son of Xi Zhongxun, one of the founders of the Communist guerrilla movement in Shaanxi Province in northern China and former Vice-Premier. At the time his father served as the head of the Communist Party's propaganda department, and later Vice-Chairman of the National People's Congress. When Xi was 10, during the Cultural Revolution, his father was purged and was sent to work in a factory in Luoyang, and jailed in 1968. Without the protection of his father, Xi went to work in Yanchuan County, Yan'an, Shaanxi, in 1969 in Mao Zedong's Down to the Countryside Movement. He later became the Party branch Secretary of the production team. When he left in 1975, he was only 22 years old. When asked about this experience later by state television, Xi recalled it saying, "...it was emotional. It was a mood. And when the ideals of the Cultural Revolution could not be realised, it proved an illusion...".

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