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Hu Jintao

former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China

Hu Jintao (born 21 December 1942) is a Chinese politician who was the paramount leader of China and the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China from 2002 to 2012. Hu Jintao also served as the President of the People's Republic of China from 2003 to 2013 and the Chairman of the Central Military Commission from 2004 to 2012.

Hu Jintao
胡锦涛
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General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China
In office
15 November 2002 – 15 November 2012
DeputyWu Bangguo
Wen Jiabao
Jia Qinglin
Li Changchun
Preceded byJiang Zemin
Succeeded byXi Jinping
Chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission
In office
19 September 2004 – 15 November 2012
DeputyXi Jinping
Guo Boxiong
Xu Caihou
Preceded byJiang Zemin
Succeeded byXi Jinping
President of the People's Republic of China
In office
15 March 2003 – 14 March 2013
PremierWen Jiabao
Vice PresidentZeng Qinghong
Xi Jinping
Preceded byJiang Zemin
Succeeded byXi Jinping
Chairman of the PRC Central Military Commission
In office
13 March 2005 – 14 March 2013
DeputyXi Jinping
Guo Boxiong
Xu Caihou
Preceded byJiang Zemin
Succeeded byXi Jinping
First Secretary of the Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of China
In office
19 October 1992 – 15 November 2002
General SecretaryJiang Zemin
Preceded byHu Qili
Succeeded byZeng Qinghong
Vice President of the People's Republic of China
In office
15 March 1998 – 15 March 2003
PresidentJiang Zemin
Preceded byRong Yiren
Succeeded byZeng Qinghong
First Secretary of the Communist Youth League of China
In office
December 1984 – November 1985
Preceded byWang Zhaoguo
Succeeded bySong Defu
Personal details
Born (1942-12-21) 21 December 1942 (age 76)
Taizhou, Jiangsu
Political partyCommunist Party
Spouse(s)Liu Yongqing
ChildrenHu Haifeng
Hu Haiqing
ResidenceZhongnanhai
Alma materTsinghua University
Hu Jintao
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Hu was born in Taizhou, Jiangsu. Hu left office of General Secretary on 15 November 2012 and the office was taken by Xi Jinping.

Hu Jintao was educated as a hydraulic engineer from Tsinghua University in 1965. According to official biographies, he has a photographic memory.[1] Politically, he is moderate and careful. He spent most of his previous career in Tibet and the poorer provinces, and was therefore unknown to Western analysts until he unexpectedly became the General Secretary (paramount leader). Even as a general secretary, he was quite private - and so has never given an interview.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Profile: Hu Jintao". 2004-09-16. Retrieved 2018-01-21.