Xi Jinping elected Chinese president

Updated: 2013-03-14 11:43


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Xi Jinping elected Chinese president

Xi Jinping is elected president of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and chairman of the Central Military Commission of the PRC at the fourth plenary meeting of the first session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, capital of China, March 14, 2013. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING - Xi Jinping was elected Chinese president Thursday morning at the ongoing session of the 12th National People's Congress, China's top legislature.

Xi, born in 1953, is also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.

Xi Jinping elected chairman of Central Military Commission of PRC

Li Yuanchao elected Chinese vice president

Zhang Dejiang elected top legislator



Xi Jinping elected Chinese president

Profile: Xi Jinping: Man of the people, statesman of vision


Anti- corruption

Xi Jinping used very powerful and vivid language to show his resolve to fight corruption.

Power within cage of regulations'

Inspection in Guangdong

Xi Jinping conducted his first inspection tour as the new Party chief from Dec 7 to 11 in Guangdong province.

Market-oriented reforms


Armed forces

Xi urged the armed forces to be "absolutely loyal" to the Party and bring the country's defense capacity and army building to new high.


'Chinese dream'

Xi said "realizing the great renewal of the Chinese nation is the greatest dream for the Chinese nation in modern history".

Development not a threat

China will remain on a path of peaceful development and take a more active posture in international affairs.

Judicial independence

Xi has called for efforts to ensure judicial and procuratorial organs exercise the judicial and procuratorial authority independently, fairly and in accordance with the law.

No surrender on core interests 

China will adhere to an "open, cooperative and win-win" development model.

Poverty alleviation

The central authorities attach high importance to poverty alleviation and to the development of areas inhabited by ethnic minorities.

Innovation-driven growth

Xi urged boosting innovation-powered development in order to make China an economic heavyweight.