Xi Jinping, born 15 June 1953, is the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, the President of the People's Republic of China, and the Chairman of the Central Military Commission.
"I've also bought copies of this book for my colleagues. I want them to understand socialism with Chinese characteristics." -Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO, Facebook "The book explains the position of the Chinese president and the central leadership of the country, which could help us understand China's politics." -Gerhard Schroeder, Former German Chancellor "Certainly [President Xi] is working hard at being the confident father to the nation, developing an image which is much less constrained and technocratic than his immediate predecessors." -BBC "At great length, the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao explains to the world how China works, what it intends to do in the coming years during his tenure at the top and how its unique governing system will get it there." -Huffington Post "The Governance of China [was]...laid out on a table at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit's media center. It's unusual to see such a publication issued for a Chinese leader still in office." -U.S. News and World Report "Xi's compilation of speeches and writings, "The Governance of China," sold more than three million copies since its September publication, and has been translated into five languages. Almost every party boss, down to village level, owns a copy." -Bloomberg "In addition to his fondness for Confucius, Mr. Xi has also displayed a penchant for American poetry, quoting U.S. poet Marianne Moore during a recent visit by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry." -Wall Street Journal "The book is the latest sign that Xi overshadows most of his predecessors in terms of his promotion on the public stage." -Economic Times