General Secretary of China's Communist Party who became the President and the de facto leader of the country in 2013. He has promoted the phrase the "Chinese Dream" as a slogan to describe the role of the individual in Chinese society.
After taking over the leadership of the country, he called for a renewed effort to stamp out corruption, and transparent governance.
He represented the fifth generation of Chinese communist leadership, which began with Jiang Zemin.
He rose through China's political ranks swiftly, serving for three years as a provincial governor, then as a provincial Party chief, and in 2007 appointed Hu Jinato's successor.
His father Xi Zhongxun was a high-level communist official, which paved the way for his son's political ambitions.