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Xi Jinping , A Chemical Engineer to rule China

Do you know that the present leader of China is trained as a chemical engineer from Tsinghua University, China? Let's get to know about this powerful personality.

Xi Jinping has been chosen as the next leader of China, elevating the qualified chemical engineer to a position of extreme power for the next ten years.

Xi, the son of a veteran of the ruling Communist Party, studied chemical engineering at Tsinghua University from 1975–79. He moved away from chemical engineering to win a doctorate in law before climbing the political ranks as head of the Communist Party in Shanghai from 2007–2010 before taking over as vice-chairman of the central military commission.

His position to the highest political post in China – general secretary of the Communist Party, was confirmed yesterday as he led his fellow six members of the new Politburo Standing Committee onto the stage at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The move signals the transition of power from one political generation to the next, for a period of ten years. Xi will formally take over from incumbent leader Hu Jintao in March next year.

Xi’s speech to the press gave little clue to the specific goals he plans to achieve, though he made reference to some key challenges including corruption among party officials, the growing gap between rich and poor, and protecting the environment.

“Our people have an ardent love for life. They wish to have better education, more stable jobs, more income, greater social security, better medical and healthcare, improved housing conditions, and a better environment,” Xi said, in a transcription published by the South China Morning Post.

China’s environmental movement is gathering pace, following a spate of violent public protests that have led officials to scrap a number of industrial projects, including the expansion of Sinopec’s paraxylene plant in Ningbo. Earlier this week, on the fringes of the Communist Party National Congress, environment minister Zhou Shengxian announced that all future major industrial projects must conduct a ‘social stability risk assessment’ to gauge the tolerance of local communities.

Personal Note - As for me, I would like to see how the energy and chemical production sector evolve during his reign. This is pretty much interesting since I'm working on and monitoring the progress on olefin production in China. Before visiting China, I really underestimated this huge country. But when I was there, I think China is going to be a very strong industry leader and influencer. I'm impressed with the technology growth and application.

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I’m Zaki. I used to be a project, process and chemical engineer. Few years ago I successfully became a Chartered Engineer (IChemE) and Professional Engineer (BEM). I'm now employed as a chemical engineering educator/researcher/consultant. Hope you like reading my blog. I welcome any feedback from you. My email: zaki.yz[alias]gmail.com. TQ!


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