She studies under a pseudonym so as not to attract undue attention.
It is rumored that she is surrounded by a staff of Chinese bodyguards 24 hours a day.
She joined the People’s Liberation Army aged 18 and rose to the rank of major-general, a post she still holds.
Chinese often tell a well-known joke: ‘Who is Xi Jinping?
The Washington Post reported last May that she joined Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and is described by peers at the school as ‘studious and discreet.’ She often studies at the sorority house and speaks with unaccented English.
Her name, Mingze, denotes innocence and ‘moral probity,’ Asia Time noted in 2007, speaking of how Xi’s ascent into China’s highest office could see a sort of parallel to the White House in terms of a father showing affection for his wife and children.
The new team: He and the six other men who will form China’s new collective leadership, all dressed in dark suits, walked in line onto the red-carpeted stage.
(L-R) Liu Yunshan, Zhang Dejiang, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Yu Zhengsheng and Wang Qishan. She is best known for performing at CCTV’s New Year’s Gala – a show watched by hundreds of millions of people throughout China – almost every year since its inception in 1982.