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WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- Cybersecrets purloined and made public by a U.S. defector pale next to China’s all-encompassing electronic reach.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

China's Shenzhou-10 astronauts return to Earth

BEIJING, June 26 (UPI) -- China's 15-day Shenzhou-10 manned space mission was termed a success as its three astronauts returned to Earth Wednesday, the country's space scientists said.

Chinese college graduates face tough job market

BEIJING, June 25 (UPI) -- China will turn out a record number of college graduates this year but the job market is gloomy for them because of the slowing economy, official data show.

China's president talks to orbiting astronauts

BEIJING, June 24 (UPI) -- China's president has spoken with three astronauts conducting scientific tests in the country's orbiting Tiangong-1 space lab module, officials said.

South Korean president to press China on North's nuclear arsenal

SEOUL, June 24 (UPI) -- An upcoming bilateral summit between China and South Korea is expected to revolve largely around North Korea's nuclear weapons arsenal, officials said.

Russia, China to expand cooperation into new joint projects

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, June 21 (UPI) -- The leaders of China and Russia say they will expand their countries' existing joint technological and research projects into areas of "practical cooperation."
President Xi announces campaign for Communist Party of China

President Xi announces campaign for Communist Party of China

BEIJING, June 19 (UPI) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping says the Communist Party of China needs to clean up its act to keep public support.

China, North Korea hold strategic talks

BEIJING, June 19 (UPI) -- The North Korean government said Wednesday it was involved in high-level strategic talks with Chinese officials in Beijing.

China and Cuba seek greater cooperation

BEIJING, June 19 (UPI) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country would like to work more closely with Cuba on international and regional issues.

Seoul, Beijing to assess North Korean issues

SEOUL, June 18 (UPI) -- South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se told lawmakers Tuesday diplomatic outreach with China would focus on North Korean concerns.

China softening on North Korea loyalties

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- A change in Chinese leadership may signal a step away from the brink in terms of tensions on the Korean Peninsula, a former U.S. State Department official said.

S. Korea, U.S., Japan to discuss N. Korea

SEOUL, June 13 (UPI) -- Representatives of South Korea, the United States and Japan will meet in Washington next week to discuss North Korea, sources told Yonhap News.

Chinese media accuse U.S. of abusing power in NSA spying scandal

BEIJING, June 13 (UPI) -- Chinese media outlets expressed outrage over revelations about the U.S. electronic surveillance program, accusing Washington of abusing its power.
Poll of Chinese says majority see the United States as ally

Poll of Chinese says majority see the United States as ally

BEIJING, June 12 (UPI) -- A poll released Wednesday by a Chinese newspaper says 53.1 percent of respondents in China see the United States and China as allies or friends.

China launches fifth manned spacecraft

BEIJING, June 11 (UPI) -- China successfully launched its fifth manned spacecraft Tuesday with three astronauts aboard, the commander of China's manned space program 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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