Hu Jintao

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Hu Jintao (; Chinese: 胡锦涛; pinyin: Hú Jǐntāo; Mandarin pronunciation: [xǔ tɕìn.tʰáu]; born 21 December 1942) is a retired Chinese politician who served as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from 2002 to 2012, President of the People's Republic of China (PRC) from 2003 to 2013, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) from 2004 to 2012. He was a member of the CCP Politburo Standing Committee, China's de facto top decision-making body, from 1992 to 2012. Hu was the paramount leader of China from 2004 to 2012.Hu rose to power through the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), notably as Party Committee Secretary for Guizhou province and the Tibet Autonomous Region, where his harsh repression of dissent gained him attention from the highest levels. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hu Jintao has received more than 3,791,301 page views. His biography is available in 104 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 103 in 2019). Hu Jintao is the 301st most popular politician (up from 372nd in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from China (up from 28th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Chinese Politician.

Hu Jintao is most famous for being the president of China from 2003 to 2013.

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Among politicians, Hu Jintao ranks 301 out of 15,710Before him are Konstantin Chernenko, Charles VI of France, Elizabeth of Russia, Shimon Peres, Hugh Capet, and Joachim von Ribbentrop. After him are Constantine XI Palaiologos, Galba, Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor, Jawaharlal Nehru, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Alexander Dubček.

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Among people born in 1942, Hu Jintao ranks 11Before him are Amitabh Bachchan, Paul McCartney, Joe Biden, Eusébio, Jimi Hendrix, and Ratko Mladić. After him are Harrison Ford, Peter Handke, Barbra Streisand, Ronnie James Dio, Isabel Allende, and Aretha Franklin.

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Among people born in China, Hu Jintao ranks 20 out of 1,186Before him are Puyi (1906), Cao Cao (155), Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), Ip Man (1893), Wu Zetian (624), and Xi Jinping (1953). After him are Kangxi Emperor (1654), Qianlong Emperor (1711), Mencius (-372), Xuanzang (602), Cai Lun (48), and Zhuge Liang (181).


Among politicians born in China, Hu Jintao ranks 11Before him are Sun Yat-sen (1866), Kublai Khan (1215), Puyi (1906), Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), Wu Zetian (624), and Xi Jinping (1953). After him are Kangxi Emperor (1654), Qianlong Emperor (1711), Liu Bei (161), Hongwu Emperor (1328), Jiang Zemin (1926), and Yongle Emperor (1360).