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Xi Jinping Holds Telephone Talks with President Barack Obama of the US at Request

MFA China - ‎21 hours ago‎
On February 5, 2016, President Xi Jinping held telephone talks with President Barack Obama of the US at request. The two leaders exchanged new year greetings and blessings.
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Xi Jinping's ambitious power play

South China Morning Post (subscription) - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
A subtle but significant change seems to be underway in Chinese politics - one that involves President Xi Jinping further cementing his position as a strongman leader.

Xi Jinping declares victory over old rivals Jiang, Hu

Nikkei Asian Review - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Huang Xingguo, a close aide to President Xi Jinping and acting party secretary of Tianjin, appeared before the media for the first time since a series of explosions at a chemical warehouse in the port city south of Beijing killed or injured nearly 1 ...
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Hong Kong's missing booksellers and 'banned' Xi Jinping book

BBC News - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
A Chinese writer has told the BBC he is the co-author of a provocative book about China's leader Xi Jinping, that some believe sparked the disappearance of five Hong Kong booksellers.

China's hip-hop stars feel the heat of Xi Jinping's battle to control culture

The Guardian - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
China's hip-hop stars feel the heat of Xi Jinping's battle to control culture. Arrested, hooded and handcuffed, members of China's In3 group spent five days in prison - their punishment for falling foul of Beijing's authoritarianism.
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Xi Jinping Lays Down the Law for China's Top Military News Outlet

The Diplomat - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
During a visit to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Daily last year on Christmas Day, Chinese President and Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping laid down the law for China's top military news outlet. His official speech was not immediately ...

Xi Jinping: Is China on The Road to Total Dictatorship?

Radio Free Asia - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
The first was the establishment of President Xi Jinping as "the core of the party leadership," and the second was the publication of some of Xi's speeches, originally made only to a limited audience within the party.
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Xi Jinping Assuming New Status as China's 'Core' Leader

New York Times - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
BEIJING - China's president, Xi Jinping, has already grasped more power more quickly than his two recent predecessors, and he has shown a taste for audacious decisions and a loathing for dissent.

Stanley Cheng, whose wine Xi Jinping drank at White House, talks Napa Valley, cookware and family

South China Morning Post (subscription) - ‎Feb 13, 2016‎
You started off in the cookware business. How did that begin? "I was born in 1948 [in Hong Kong], the fifth of seven children.
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This is the latest sign that Xi Jinping is consolidating power

Business Insider - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, has already been called China's "most powerful leader since Mao," using a far-ranging anticorruption push, crackdowns in restive areas of western China, and an ambitious strategy in the ...

Battle erupts between Xi Jinping and George Soros

Nikkei Asian Review - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
The 62-year-old Chinese leader responded immediately by effectively picking up Soros' gauntlet and launching a barrage of attacks on the 85-year-old prominent investor through state-controlled media.
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China governor fired for 'disloyalty' as Xi tightens grip

New Jersey Herald - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
Wei has been accused of disloyalty to the ruling Communist Party and removed from his post, amid a growing consolidation of power by President Xi Jinping that some have likened to a personality cult. The deposed governor joins a long list of those ...
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Readout of the President's Call with President Xi Jinping of China (press release) - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
The President today spoke by phone with President Xi Jinping of China to coordinate efforts in responding to North Korea's January 6 nuclear test.

Self-Criticism Makes a Comeback in Xi Jinping's China

Wall Street Journal - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
LONDON—On the day his police guards collected him for a televised “confession,” Peter Humphrey says, he had swallowed a tranquilizer pill after a panic attack during the night.

Xi Jinping's visit to cradle of China's communist revolution ahead of Lunar New Year 'shows he has consolidated his ...

South China Morning Post (subscription) - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
President Xi Jinping (習近平) has paid his first visit as president to Jinggangshan, the cradle of the communist revolution in China, since rising to power three years ago.
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Xi Jinping Consolidates Military Control: Reports

NDTV - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Xi, who is chief of the Communist Party and also head of the military, has taken his anti-corruption campaign to the military's highest levels, prosecuting a number of generals, including Xu Caihou and Guo Boxiong, both formerly second in command of ...
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Lukashenko sends Chinese New Year greetings to Xi Jinping

Belarus News (BelTA) - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
MINSK, 8 February (BelTA) - On behalf of the Belarusian people and himself President Alexander Lukashenko has sent greetings to China President Xi Jinping as the country celebrates Chinese New Year, BelTA learned from the press service of the ...
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Red packets from Uncle Xi Jinping, anyone?

EJ Insight - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
A WeChat account, “Communist Party members” (共產黨員), promises to give away red packets worth as much as 300,000 yuan (US$45,700) to those who can post phrases that the Chinese leader used for his New Year greetings.

Xi Jinping's corruption purge could sweep away the Communist Party

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
Xi Jinping's anti-corruption drive may undermine his party's authority/\. Lintao Zhang. by John Lee. Deng Xiaoping stunned post-Mao China in the early 1980s by saying that "to get rich is glorious".

Xi's New Title Highlights China's Power Struggle

Bloomberg - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
A push to designate Xi Jinping as the "core" of China's Communist Party suggests efforts to strengthen the president's hand in a year of political maneuvering for top party posts.