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  1. Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping is general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (since 2012) and president of China (since 2013). He was born in 1953 and joined the Communist Party in 1974. He studied chemical engineering at Tsinghua University. From 1999 to 2002 he was governor of Fujian province, and was governor of Zhejiang for the next five years; he was first secretary of the Central Secretariat from 2007 and became the presumed successor to the presidency in 2008.