Xi Jinping ( born 15 June 1953) is the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and the Chairman of the Party Central Military Commission. He is also the President of the People’s Republic of China and the Chairman of the State Central Military Commission, and is the first-ranked member of the Politburo Standing Committee (PSC), China’s de facto top power organization. Xi is now the leader of the Communist Party of China’s fifth generation of leadership.
Xi is considered to be one of the most successful members of the Crown Prince Party, a quasi-clique of politicians who are descendants of early Chinese revolutionaries. Senior leaders consider Xi to be an emerging figure that is open to serious dialogue about deep-seated market economic reforms and even political reform, although Xi’s personal political views are relatively murky. He is generally popular with foreign dignitaries, who are intrigued by his openness and pragmatism.
He will rule over one fifth of the world’s population for the next ten years, if all goes to the Communist Party’s plan.
His challenges are numerous: a strong but slowing economy with growing resentment over corruption, an urban-rural wealth gap, continued calls for wholesale political reform and countrywide worries stemming from countless environmental scandals.
I thought it might be worth getting to know this fellow a bit – considering he’ll be the man for the next 10 years. I was hoping to find some indication of his plans moving forward and ironically – found “tackling corruption” sits at the top his……………”to do list”.