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Chinese Communist party determined to fight corruption

Chinese Communist party determined to fight corruption

BEIJING, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- The central committee of China's Communist party warned official corruption remains a "critical" problem in the country and must be fought.

China sacks security minister

BEIJING, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- China's new leadership, fighting corruption, fired a senior security official for "suspected serious law and discipline violations," official media said.

Chinese president congratulates Bolivia on launch of first satellite

XICHANG, China, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- China sent the first Bolivian communications satellite into orbit early Saturday morning from the Xichang launch center, officials said.

China's massive water diversion project starts delivering water

BEIJING, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A portion of China's massive South-to-North Water Diversion Project has started to supply water.
Daughter: Mandela surrounded by family in week before his death

Daughter: Mandela surrounded by family in week before his death

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- South Africa's Nelson Mandela had a "wonderful time" in the week before his death because the entire family was with him, a daughter said.

Biden's China visit help produce bilateral agreements

BEIJING, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The United States and China reached agreements on energy, climate change and food and drug safety on the sidelines of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's visit.
Biden warns about China's creation of air defense zone

Biden warns about China's creation of air defense zone

BEIJING, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden, speaking in Beijing before flying to Seoul on an Asian trip, expressed U.S. concerns about China's newly established air defense zone.
Biden tells Xi U.S. 'deeply concerned' by air defense zone

Biden tells Xi U.S. 'deeply concerned' by air defense zone

BEIJING, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden told Chinese President Xi Jinping Wednesday the United States has "deep concerns" about China's air defense zone over disputed waters.

Resource-hungry Chinese lead railroad drive in Africa

MOMBASA, Kenya, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The Chinese, investing heavily in Africa to secure its oil and other raw materials for their expanding economy, are spearheading a new era of railroad building to unlock the continent's interior.
Cameron, Xi express optimism over bilateral future

Cameron, Xi express optimism over bilateral future

BEIJING, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday a visit by the British prime minister was indicative of the strong foundation developing under bilateral affairs.

Biden heads to Asia for talks with Japan, China, South Korea

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden headed to Asia Sunday for talks with Japanese, Chinese and South Korean leaders on regional and global issues.

Nine arrested in deadly China pipeline blast

QINGDAO, China, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Chinese police said Tuesday seven employees from energy company Sinopec were among those arrested in a deadly oil pipeline accident last week.

9 people held in China oil pipeline blast

BEIJING, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Police were holding nine people, including seven with the Sinopec refinery, in the deadly oil pipeline blast in China's coastal Qingdao city, officials said.

Chinese leader orders pipeline safety check after blast that killed 52

BEIJING, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping called for an investigation of country's oil and natural gas pipeline network after an explosion that killed at least 52 people.

China urges Iran to seek positive results from Geneva talks

BEIJING, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Iran should seize the opportunity and seek positive results at the new round of P5+1 talks on its nuclear program, Chinese President Xi Jinping 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)
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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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