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Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, sits with former Chinese President Hu Jintao at left and Jiang Zemin at right after delivering his speech at the opening ceremony of the 19th Party Congress held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.

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Tibetan exiles and members of Tibet support group participate in a rally to mark Tibet Solidarity Day in New Delhi.

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From left, China's former President Hu Jintao, newly appointed President Xi Jinping, newly appointed Premier Li Kiqiang and former Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao arrive to the closing session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing China.

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Newly-named Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, poses with outgoing President Hu Jintao at a plenary session of the National People's Congress held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

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Chinese President Hu Jintao, left, and former Chinese President Jiang Zemin arrive for the opening session of the 18th Communist Party Congress held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. China's ruling Communist Party opened a congress to usher in a new group of younger leaders faced with the challenging tasks of righting a flagging economy and meeting public calls for better government.

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Chinese President Hu Jintao, center on the stage, addresses the opening session of the 18th Communist Party Congress held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China . China's ruling Communist Party opened a congress to usher in a new group of younger leaders faced with the challenging tasks of righting a flagging economy and meeting public calls for better government.

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Chinese President Hu Jintao, right, administers the oath to Hong Kong's new Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, left, for a five-year term in office at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. Hong Kong's new Beijing-backed leader was sworn in amid a rising tide of public discontent over widening inequality and lack of full democracy in the semiautonomous southern Chinese financial center.

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Chinese President Hu Jintao waves to reporters during a visit to the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Building in Hong Kong. A Hong Kong reporter has briefly thrown Chinese President Hu Jintao’s tightly scripted visit to the semiautonomous city off course by asking about the 1989 military crackdown on protesters in Tiananmen Square. The reporter for the Apple Daily newspaper was detained for about 15 minutes by several security officers, who told him he was noisy and broke rules.

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BRICS' heads of state, from left, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, China's President Hu Jintao and South Africa's President Jacob Zuma pose for photos at the G-20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico.

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Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari, center, is shown the way by his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao after they inspect a guard of honor during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

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Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) shakes hands with External Affairs Minister SM Krishna at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Security in Central Asia, including the situation in Afghanistan, is set to be the focus of talks at a meeting in Beijing of a regional group dominated by China and Russia.

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Chinese President Hu Jintao, right, and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin shake hands during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

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Leaders of states, from left to right, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chinese President Hu Jintao attend the plenary session of BRICS 2012 Summit in New Delhi. Heads of states of the five BRICS nations that also include Brazil and South Africa are meeting in the capital.

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Tibetan exiles shout slogans after hanging a banner on a footbridge within a few kilometers from the venue where Chinese President Hu Jintao is attending a summit, in New Delhi. Hu is in the country to attend the BRICS summit with leaders from Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa meeting. The meeting came amid heavy security following the self-immolation of a Tibetan exile at an anti-China protest.

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From left to right, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Chinese President Hu Jintao and South African President Jacob Zuma walk away together following the group picture for the BRICS 2012 Summit as the Taj Palace Hotel is seen in the background in New Delhi.

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From left to right, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Chinese President Hu Jintao and South African President Jacob Zuma are shown where to stand by a hostess prior to the group picture for the BRICS 2012 Summit in New Delhi.

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From left to right, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Chinese President Hu Jintao and South African President Jacob Zuma raise their arms together during the group picture for the BRICS 2012 Summit in New Delhi.

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Police arrest a Tibetan exile during a protest against Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit, in New Delhi,

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Chinese President Hu Jintao, second right, meets with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev, second left, in New Delhi. Hu and Medvedev visited New Delhi for a summit of BRICS countries consist of Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa.

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Chinese President Hu Jintao, accompanied by his wife Liu Yongqing, waves on his arrival at AFS Palam in New Delhi to attend the fourth BRICS Summit.

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A portrait of Chinese President Hu Jintao is left in an alleyway at a Tibetan Refugee settlement in New Delhi.

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Chinese President Hu Jintao, left, stands next to Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao as they arrive for the closing session of the National People's Congress in Beijing's Great Hall of the People in China.

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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, center right, escorted by his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao, inspects an honor guard during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.

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President Obama kissing Chinese President Hu Jintao. "Paramount Leader of the People’s Republic of China - President of the USA." The Benetton press release seeks to put a very lofty aim to the photos dubbed sensationalist by many: The new campaign, the creation of the Foundation and the other initiatives of the UNHATE project reflect Benetton's wish to drive the desire for participation and change that animates the world's citizens, and especially the young, inviting them to play an active, central role in its initiatives, particularly through the internet, social media and other digital applications. This marks a further step forward in Benetton's communications, which elicit intervention and action from everybody, in the name of an "expanded", open democracy, without physical, political, social or ideological boundaries.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with Chinese President Hu Jintao at Palais des Festivals for the first working session of the G-20 summit in Cannes in France.

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Hu Jintao, center, President of China, arrives in St. Gilgen in the Austrian province of Salzburg. Hu is in Austria for a four day state visit.

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From Left, Wife of the Austrian President Margit Fischer, wife of the Chinese President Liu Yongqing, Chinese President Hu Jintao and Austrian President Heinz Fischer, pose for media prior to their talks at the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria, on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. Hu is in Austria for a four day state visit.

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Chinese President Hu Jintao delivers his speech during the celebration of the Communist Party's 90th anniversary at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Celebrating the Communist Party's 90th anniversary, Hu said that its ability to adapt made China affluent and powerful and that the party must fight corruption to retain public support and continue its uncontested rule.

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Chinese President Hu Jintao, right, and Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir attend the signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. China rolled out the red carpet for a state visit by Sudan's president, who is wanted on an international warrant that accuses him of war crimes.

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From left, Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov, Chinese President Hu Jintao, Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Tajikistan's President Emomali Rakhmon and Kyrgyzstan's President Roza Otunbayeva pose for a photo after a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is a regional security group dominated by China and Russia.

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Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, left, is welcomed by Chinese President Hu Jintao for a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. China has agreed to provide Pakistan with 50 additional fighter jets in a deal clinched during Gilani's trip to Beijing, a Pakistani air force official said.

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, left, and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao, right, shake hands at the Boao Forum for Asia in Boao, China.

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From left to right, BRICS leaders, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Chinese President Hu Jintao, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and South African President Jacob Zuma during a joint declaration at the one-day summit in Sanya, China.

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From left to right, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Chinese President Hu Jintao during a joint declaration at the one-day BRICS summit in Sanya, China.

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, from left, Chinese President Hu Jintao and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrive at a joint press conference during the BRICS Summit in Sanya, Hainan province, China. India would like to step up cooperation with China in energy sector, specially in the field of green technologies to boost trade ties, which in turn could help to build mutual trust to overcome differences, Indian ambassador S Jaishankar said.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, left, is greeted by Chinese President Hu Jintao in Sanya, Hainan province, China. Leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa will meet on Thursday April 14 for the 2011 BRICS Summit.

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, at left and Chinese President Hu Jintao at right walks together after a guard of honor welcome ceremony held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.

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The Forbes list of world's most powerful people shows UPA Chairperson and Congress President Sonia Gandhi as been ranked ninth. Chinese President Hu Jintao, who rules over one-fifth of world's population, tops the list.

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Chinese President Hu Jintao, left, and National People's Congress Chairman Wu Bangguo arrive for a session of the National People's Congress in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, Beijing. Wu said the country is determined never to adopt multiparty democracy or other Western-style political reforms that could challenge the Communist Party's grip on power.

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet Chinese President Hu Jintao at the Grand Staircase as they arrive for a state dinner at the White House in Washington.

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President Barack Obama and China's President Hu Jintao arrive for a state arrival ceremony at the White House in Washington. Behind them, from left are, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jill Biden, and Vice President Joe Biden.

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President Barack Obama and China's President Hu Jintao stand at attention during the playing of the national anthems, during a state arrival ceremony at the White House in Washington.

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao shake hands at a signing ceremony in Beijing. China and Russia signed agreements to boost energy cooperation, while Moscow said it wants to supply its energy hungry neighbor with all its natural gas it needs.

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President Pratibha Patil escorted by her Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao inspects the guard of honor during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

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Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev, Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, China's President Hu Jintao and India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pose for a family picture in Brasilia.

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U.S. President Barack Obama, looks towards the server as he takes his seat during a State Dinner Reception with Chinese President Hu Jintao, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.

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U.S. President Barack Obama, shakes hands with Chinese President Hu Jintao, following their joint statement at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Obama today supported the early resumption of talks between Beijing and representatives of the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama.

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President Barack Obama laughs as he talks with China's President Hu Jintao during the APEC Summit in Singapore.

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China's President Hu Jintao adjusts his headset after addressing the APEC CEO Summit in Singapore.

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China's President Hu Jintao inspects the military parade as China's top leaders watch from Tiananmen Gate in Beijing at celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of China.

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President Barack Obama talks with China's President Hu Jintao at the start of the morning plenary session at the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh.

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Chinese President Hu Jintao, left, shakes hands with Russian Premier Vladimir Putin at Novo Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow. Hu Jintao met with Russian leaders in Moscow following a regional summit.

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Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and Chinese President Hu Jintao chat before their talks, Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. In the wake of Indian media reports that China had implicitly recognized Sikkim as a part of India, the Chinese government today said that 'Sikkim issue' cannot be resolved 'overnight'.

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Chinese President Hu Jintao and his wife Liu Yongqing listen to an explanation during a tour to Moscow's Victory Museum, Tuesday, May 27, 2003. Jintao arrived Monday in Russia on his first trip abroad since his ascent to power.

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Taiwan's Nationalist Party Chairman Lien Chan poses for photgraphers with Chinese President Hu Jintao before their historic meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The two leaders, making a commitment to "promote the reaching of an agreement to end the hostile situation", agreed to work for reducing tension between the two 'territories' . It is the first meeting between party leaders since the Nationalists, also known as the Kuomintang (KMT), lost the civil war and fled to Taiwan in 1949. However, Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party government has criticised the talks, saying Lien has failed to persuade Beijing to recognise Taiwan's sovereignty, or to reduce the number of missiles pointing towards Taiwan from the mainland. China sees Taiwan as part of its territory and has threatened to use force if the island declared formal independence from Beijing.

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Who's Hu?
In China, the 17th Party Congress. And the flow of rumours and counter-rumours in the run-up to the congress offered a sober reminder that after nearly 30 years of Chinese reforms, politics in Beijing remain opaque and not open to change. Also See: China

Monday March 31, 2008
While India bent backwards to China's bullying over Tibet and the Dalai Lama (among other things, China called him a liar and "the devil"), the Olympics torch began its journey in Beijing with President Hu Jintao waving it at Tiananmen Square. One eventual stop on what Beijing is calling a “Journey of Harmony” will be Lhasa, the Tibetan capital still simmering from violent antigovernment protests. This week, the Olympic flame is being split into two torches. One will be flown Tuesday to Almaty, Kazakhstan, to begin an international relay covering five continents and including a stop in San Francisco. The other torch is being flown to Lhasa and then being transferred to a base camp below Mount Everest. There, the flame is expected to be stored in a special lantern until May, when a team of climbers — and two specially trained camera operators for Chinese state television — will try to carry the burning torch to the summit of the world’s highest mountain and back down.

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Sunday October 21, 2007
Chinese President Hu Jintao was re-elected for another five-year term as secretary general of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and president of its Central Military Commission, at the plenum of the 17th Central Committee. Hu himself announced the news to the national and foreign media at the Great Palace of the People at the end of the plenum, where the other members of the Permanent Committee and Political Bureau were also named. The Chinese leader has occupied the leadership of the Party since its 16th Congress in 2002, and the presidency of the Military Commission since Jiang Zemín resigned in 2004.

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Tuesday 21 November
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh waves as Chinese President Hu Jintao leaves after his ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. The visit described by the external affairs minister as "reasonably satisfactory" —diplomatese for disappointing — saw the two sides sign 13 pacts, including the Bilateral Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement, and agree to double the volume of bilateral trade to $40 billion by 2010. Interestingly, the Chinese President also told a delegation of the Left parties that they need to adopt a "more pragmatic" approach as 'this is the era of globalisation that provides immense scope for economic prosperity'. Buddha must be smiling.

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Chinese President Hu Jintao and his wife Liu Yongqing pose in front of the Taj Mahal at Agra. A day after his talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, where they decided to accelerate efforts to resolve the boundry issue, the Chinese President today hoped that the boundary will be converted into a "bond of good-neighbourliness and mutually-beneficial cooperation". Delivering a lecture in New Delhi, Hu said settlement of the boundary issue will contribute to peace and stability in the region and China was ready to work with India to "actively seek a fair, just and mutually-acceptable solution through friendly consultation on an equal footing". Later, he told a delegation of the Left parties that they need to adopt a "more pragmatic" approach as this is the era of globalisation that provides immense scope for economic prosperity.

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Sunday 19 November
Wearing traditional 'ao dai', U.S. President George W. Bush walks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Hu Jintao as they get ready for a group photo with leaders of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Hanoi, Vietnam. Calling the recent nuclear test by North Korea "a clear threat to regional security", the leaders APEC forum have "agreed to ask the parties to swiftly implement (UN) Resolution 1718" to impose financial and arms-related on the country and also urged Pyongyang to honour commitments not to pursue the development of atomic bombs. The 21 leaders at the summit also discussed ways to tackle bird flu and the AIDS epidemic, as well as ways to make APEC more effective.

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Thursday 20 April
President George Bush grabs Chinese President Hu Jintao's coat sleeve during a South Lawn arrival ceremony, at the White House in Washington. The 'protocol-obsessed' Chinese President’s maiden visit to the US got off to a bad start after the Chinese national anthem was introduced as that of the "Republic of China", the official name for Taiwan, while his speech was interrupted by shouting from a protester from the outlawed Falun Gong meditation group. The female protester - identified as Wenyi Wang, an accredited journalist with the Epoch Times newspaper - yelled for a full three minutes at the Chinese President from the media section saying "President Hu, your days are numbered. President Bush, make him stop persecuting Falun Gong". After shouting for several minutes, she was led away by White House security staff and the newspaper has now issued an apology. Five years ago, Wenyi Wang had heckled Hu’s predecessor, Jiang Zemin, in Malta.

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