Hu Jintao


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Hu Jintao

(ho͞o` jĭn`tou`), 1942–, Chinese political leader, b. Jixi, Anhui prov. A hydroelectric engineering graduate (1965) of Tsinghua Univ., he joined the Chinese Communist party in 1964 and worked for the ministry of water conservancy until 1974, when he transferred to the Gansu Provincial Construction Committee. Also rising in the party, he attained leadership positions in the Communist Youth League in the early 1980s, became a member of the party's central committee in 1982 (initially as an alternate), and was party leader in Guizhou (1985–88) and Tibet (1988–92), where he imposed martial law in order to suppress Tibetan nationalists. In 1992, sponsored by Deng XiaopingDeng Xiaoping
or Teng Hsiao-p'ing
, 1904–97, Chinese revolutionary and government leader, b. Sichuan prov. Deng became a member of the Chinese Communist party while studying in France (1920–25) and later (1926) attended Sun Yatsen Univ., Moscow.
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, he was elected to the standing committee of the party's politburo, serving as president of the party school from 1993. Hu became vice president of China in 1998 and succeeded Jiang ZeminJiang Zemin
, 1926–, Chinese government official, general secretary of the Chinese Communist party (1989–2002) and president of China (1993–2003), b. Jiangsu prov.
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 as general secretary of the Communist party in 2002 and as president of China the following year. He also became (2004) chairman of the important party and national central military commissions. As China's leader, Hu emphasized achieving sustainable economic growth that benefited rural as well as urban areas; economic reform proceeded slowly during his tenure, and state-owned enterprises strengthened their economic roles somewhat. He stepped down as party leader in 2012 and as president in 2013, and was succeeded by Xi JinpingXi Jinping
, 1953–, Chinese political leader, b. Beijing. He is the son of Xi Zhongxun (1913–2002), a founder of China's communist guerrilla movement who served as minister of propaganda and education and then deputy premier before falling out of favor with Mao
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Hu Jintao ruled China over the last decade before leaving the Presidential post to Xi Jinping in March.
As President Hu Jintao pointed out in his message of congratulations, over the past four years through concerted efforts by the two sides, China-U.
The new guy has good relations with Hu Jintao and also has ties with the new incoming leader," Bill Bishop, a Beijing-based consultant and writer of the Sinocism China Newsletter, told AFP.
During the visit the President is envisaged to engage in bilateral talks with His Excellency, President Hu Jintao and his Deputy, His Excellency Vice President Xi Jinping, which are expected to further strengthen the relations between the two countries.
President Asif Ali Zardari and President Hu Jintao also witnessed the signing ceremony.
Chinese President Hu Jintao told his South African counterpart, Jacob Zuma, on Thursday : "South Africa and the African Union have played an important role in pushing a political solution for the Libyan issue, which shows the resolve of African countries to 'use an African method to solve an African issue,'" Hu Jintao said that China greatly appreciated the AU's role, and is willing to continue remaining in close touch and coordinate closely with South Africa and the African Union on the Libya issue.
June 29, 2011 (KHARTOUM) -- The Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir on Wednesday met with his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao in Beijing and discussed the future of their relationship in light of the country's breakup that becomes official next month.
On April 15, Chinese president Hu Jintao gave the "keynote" speech at the opening of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA).
Summary: Beijing, Rabi Al-Akhir 14, 1432 / March 19, 2011, SPA -- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has sent a message to President Hu Jintao of the People&'s Republic of China.
US PRESIDENT Barack Obama and Chinese president Hu Jintao yesterday vowed to co-operate more closely on critical issues, ranging from increasing trade between the world's two largest economies to fighting terrorism.
18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Epoch Times has discovered that the Chinese Embassy is paying large groups of Chinese students and members of community organizations with close ties to the Chinese Communist Party to welcome Hu Jintao to Washington, D.
4, 2010 (TAP) - During an official ceremony held at the People's Grand Palace in Beijing, Mr Adel Smaoui presented to China's president Hu Jintao his credentials as Tunisia's Ambassador to China.