Compiled from the following sources:

Special biographic research
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006

Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2003-2005

Zhongguo Gongchandang Lijie Zhongyang Weiyuan Dacidian, 1921-2003
Beijing: Zhonggong dangshi chubanshe 2004

People's Daily Online


XINHUA Online (China View)


Revision History:

Biography Revised: 10/26/2017
Career Data Updated: 3/17/2018

PHOTO: Xi Jinping
Xi Jinping 习近平
President, People's Government, People's Republic of China; General Secretary, 19th CPC, Central Committee; Chairman, Central Military Commission of the PRC; Director, CPC, Central Committee, Central LSG for Comprehensively Deepening Reform; Director, CPC, Central Committee, Central National Security Commission; Director, CPC, Central Committee, Central Commission for Integrated Military and Civilian Development; Chairman, 19th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
Born: 1953

Biography

Xi Jinping, male, Han nationality, is a native of Fuping County, Shaanxi Province. He was born in 1953, entered the work force in 1969, joined the CYLC in 1971 and joined the CPC in 1974.

Xi has served in four provinces during his government and Party career: Shaanxi, Hebei, Fujian and Zhejiang. He has held Party positions in the CPC Fuzhou City Committee, and in 1990 he became president of the Party school in Fuzhou City. In 1999 he was elected vice-governor of Fujian province, then governor a year later. In 2002 he took up senior government and Party positions in Zhejiang Province.

Xi Jinping was an alternate member of the 15th CPC Central Committee and was a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee. In 2007 he became a member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo Bureau of the 17th CPC Central Committee and Chairman of 17th CPC Central Committee Party Building Leading Small Group. He is also the President of the Party School of the CPC Central Committee.

In 2008, he became Vice-President of the People's Republic of China. In 2010 he became Vice-Chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission and Vice-Chairman, Central Military Commission of the PRC.

In 2012 he became General Secretary of the 18th CPC Central Committee a member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo of the 18th CPC Central Committee and Chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission. In 2013 Xi was elected Chairman of the PRC Central Military Commission and President of China. In 2014 Xi became head of China's new national security commission.

In 2017 Xi became Head of the CPC Central Committee's Central Commission for Integrated Military and Civilian Development. He was also named as a delegate to 19th CPC National Congress. As of 2017 Xi is also General Secretary of the 19th CPC Central Committee a member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo of the 19th CPC Central Committee and Chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission.

Career Data

2018— Chairman, Central Military Commission of the PRC (Reelected March 17, 2018)
2018— Deputy, 13th NPC
2018— President, People's Government People's Republic of China (Reelected March 17, 2018)
2017— Director, CPC, Central Committee, Central LSG for Internet Security and Informationization
2017— Director, CPC, Central Committee, Central LSG for Finance and Economy
2017— Chairman, 19th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
2017— General Secretary, 19th CPC, Central Committee
2017— Secretary-General, 19th CPC, National Congress
2017— Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Standing Committee
2017— Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
2017— Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee
2017— Delegate, 19th CPC, National Congress
2017— Director, CPC, Central Committee, Central Commission for Integrated Military and Civilian Development
2017— Director, CPC, Central Committee, Central Foreign Affairs Commission
2017— Director, CPC, Central Committee, Central LSG for Taiwan Affairs
2014— Head, Central Military Commission of the PRC, Leading Group for Deepening Reform on National Defense
2014— Director, CPC, Central Committee, Central National Security Commission
2013—2018 President, People's Government People's Republic of China
2013—2018 Chairman, Central Military Commission of the PRC
2013— Director, CPC, Central Committee, Central LSG for Comprehensively Deepening Reform
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Standing Committee
2012—2017 General Secretary, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
2012—2017 Chairman, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2012—2017 Secretary-General, 18th CPC, National Congress
2010—2012 Vice-Chairman, 17th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
2010—2013 Vice-Chairman, Central Military Commission of the PRC
2008—2013 Vice-President, People's Government People's Republic of China
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
2007—2012 Vice-Chairman, 17th CPC, Central Committee, Central LSG for Taiwan Affairs
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Secretariat
2007—2012 President, CPC, Central Committee, Central Party School
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo, Standing Committee
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2007—2007 Secretary, CPC, Municipal Committee Shanghai Municipality
2007—2012 Chairman, 17th CPC, Central Committee, Central LSG for Party-Building
2003—2007 Chairman, Provincial People's Congress, Standing Committee Zhejiang Province
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
2002—2007 Secretary, CPC, Provincial Committee Zhejiang Province
2002—2002 Deputy Secretary, CPC, Provincial Committee Zhejiang Province
2002—2003 Acting Governor, People's Government Zhejiang Province
2002—2007 First Secretary, PLA, Regions, Nanjing Military Region, Zhejiang Military District CPC, Party Committee Zhejiang Province
2002—2003 Director, PLA, National Defense Mobilization Committee, Provincial-Level Zhejiang Province
2001—2002 Member, CPC, Provincial Committee, Standing Committee Fujian Province
2000—2002 Governor, People's Government Fujian Province
1999—2000 Acting Governor, People's Government Fujian Province
1999—2002 Director, PLA, National Defense Mobilization Committee, Provincial-Level Fujian Province
1999—2003 Deputy Director, PLA, National Defense Mobilization Committee, City-Level Jiangsu Province, Nanjing City
1998—2002 Student, Tsinghua University, Humanities Department Beijing Municipality
1998—2003 Deputy, 9th NPC
1997—2002 Alternate Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee
1996—2000 1st Political Commissioner, PLA, Services and Arms, Reserve Artillery Division Fujian Province
1995—2002 Deputy Secretary, CPC, Provincial Committee Fujian Province
1993 (Won national award for contributions and work for the elderly)
1992—1997 Delegate, 14th CPC, National Congress
1990—1996 First Secretary, PLA, Regions, Nanjing Military Region, Fujian Military District CPC, Party Committee Fujian Province
1990—1995 Chairman, City People's Congress Fujian Province, Fuzhou City
1990—1996 Secretary, CPC, City Committee Fujian Province, Fuzhou City
1988—1990 First Secretary, PLA, Regions, Nanjing Military Region, Fujian Military District Fujian Province (Ningde Military Sub-Area Command)
1988—1990 Secretary, CPC, Prefectural Committee Fujian Province, Ningde Prefecture
1985—1988 Executive Vice-Mayor, People's Government Fujian Province, Xiamen City
1985—1988 Member, CPC, City Committee, Standing Committee Fujian Province, Xiamen City
1983—1985 1st Political Commissar, Chinese People's Armed Police Force Hebei Province, Zhengding County
1983—1985 Secretary, CPC, County Committee Hebei Province, Zhengding County
1982—1983 Deputy Secretary, CPC, County Committee Hebei Province, Zhengding County
1982 (Served as Secretary to Geng Biao)
1979—1982 Secretary, Central Military Commission of the PRC, General Office
1979—1982 Secretary, General Office of the State Council
1975—1979 Student, Tsinghua University, Chemical Engineering Department Beijing Municipality
1974 Joined, CPC
1969—1975 Cultural Revolution, Sent to do manual labor Shaanxi Province, Yanchuan County


Recent Travel & Appearances

22 Nov 20 At Leaders' Side Event on Safeguarding the Planet, Xi Jinping called for joint efforts from G20 to tackle climate and other environmental challenges
21 Nov 20 In G20 speech, Xi Jinping proposed constructing a global firewall against COVID-19, reducing tariffs and barriers as well as tapping into the booming digital economy to battle the pandemic and reboot the flagging world economy.
20 Nov 20 Xi Jinping called for taking the Asia-Pacific cooperation to a new phase to advance the building of an Asia-Pacific community with a shared future amid the COVID-19 pandemic and economic slowdown.
20 Nov 20 Xi Jinping met with representatives honored for promoting cultural and ethical progress.
19 Nov 20 Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Dialogues via video
18 Nov 20 Xi Jinping urged efforts to support more retirees to nurture new generations of young people who are well-prepared to join the socialist cause.
17 Nov 20 Xi Jinping attends 12th BRICS summit via video link, calls for efforts to make world a better place for everyone
17 Nov 20 Xi Jinping called for sticking to socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics, and promoting the modernization of China's governance system and capacity in line with the rule of law.
14 Nov 20 Travelled to Jiangsu Province, Nanjing City
Xi Jinping urges high-quality development of Yangtze River Economic Belt
13 Nov 20 Travelled to Jiangsu Province, Yangzhou City
Xi Jinping inspected Yangzhou city.

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