China Elects New President
Last Thursday, the People’s Republic of China has elected Xi Jinping as its president and chairman for the PRC Central Military Commission. Jinping served as the general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, while Li Yuanchao was elected as vice president.
Xi Jinping a native of Shaanxi Province was born in 1953 and joined the CPC in 1974. He graduated with a major in Marxist theory and ideological and political education from Tsinghua University and has an in service post graduate education and a degree of Doctor of Laws. From 1985 to 1988 Xi served as the vice mayor of Xiamen in Fujian and the Party secretary of Fuzhou from 1990 and 1996. And in 200 and 2002 Xi acted as the governor of Fujian Province.
Then in 2002 Xi served as the party secretary of Zhejiang Province before he was transferred to Shanghai to be its Party chief in 2007 where he also became a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and the vice presidency in 2008. In 2010, Xi was the vice chairman of the CPC and also the Central Military Commission and last year he was took the position of general secretary of the Central Committee of the CPC and chairman of the Central Military Commission.