Xi Jinping has been the President of the People's Republic of China since 2013.
Xi Jinping was born in Beijing in 1953 as the son of communist veteran Xi Zhongxun and rose through the party ranks in China's coastal provinces. He is married to famous Chinese singer Peng Liyuan. Xi has called for a renewed campaign against corruption, continued market economic reforms, and a comprehensive "national renewal."
The president closed the two-week National People's Congress with the promise of a new era of military might. Xi said that any nation interfering in China's territorial integrity would face "the punishment of history."
The appointments will impact China's economic reform efforts and its drive to modernize its armed forces. The National People's Congress also confirmed appointments to the posts of finance, commerce and foreign minister.
At a fundraiser in Florida, Donald Trump praised Chinese President Xi Jinping for consolidating his power. Trump jokingly suggested it would be a great idea in the US, to which his supporters applauded and cheered.