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 Chinese government has reprimanded its higher education institutions for becoming too lax when it comes to Communist ideology. The call follows reports of an increase in "Western theories" in Chinese universities.
China's most senior Communist Party leaders have gathered in Beijing for a four-day meeting that could set the tone for the rest of President Xi Jinping's tenure. It comes in the wake of a clampdown on corruption.