XiJinping (pronounced , born 15 June 1953) is the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and the Chairman of the Party Central Military Commission. He is also the Vice President of the People's Republic of China, Vice Chairman of the PRC Central Military Commission, and is the first-ranked member of the Politburo Standing Committee (PSC), China's de facto top power organ. Xi is now the leader of the Communist Party of China's fifth generation of leadership. He is expected to become President, China's head of state, in March 2013, when the National People's Congress convenes.
HONG KONG – After a long and unexplained delay, China’s new top leaders strolled out stiffly over the red-carpeted dais in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People.
The first words of XiJinping, the man long anticipated to take over as China’s president, were an apology to reporters for making them wait—an uncharacteristically personal gesture after the highly scripted, rigid, and opaque ceremonies of the 18th Party Congress that finished on Wednesday.