Xi Jinping

Xi Jingping (Beijing, 1953) since 2012 has served as the General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and since 2013 as the President of the Republic. He has become the most powerful Chinese leader since the time of Mao, having restructured his power in the party through a strong campaign of anti corruption, promoting himself to his devoted followers and raising the world view of China, to the second largest global economy after the United States. During the course of his tenure he has promised to deliver a geopolitical and economic strategy for the “New Silk Road” and manage Beijing’s ascent as a leading international power, as well as confronting the continued rise of their rivals in the United States, which has culminated in the commercial challenge leveled by the Trump administration.