Fri, Nov 16, 2012 - Page 6 News List

The road Xi Jinping took to become leader of CCP

Reuters, BEIJING

In March 2007, the tall and portly Xi secured the top job in China’s commercial capital, Shanghai, when his predecessor was caught up in a huge corruption case. Xi held that post until October 2007 when he was promoted to the party’s Standing Committee.

Xi is married to Peng Liyuan (彭麗媛), a renowned singer who was once arguably more popular in China than her husband, until the party began ordering her to keep a low profile as Xi moved up the ranks.

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