Xi Mingze

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Xi Mingze
Born (1992-06-27) 27 June 1992 (age 26)
Fujian, People’s Republic of China
Nationality Chinese
Alma mater Harvard University
Parent(s) Xi Jinping (father)
Peng Liyuan (mother)

Xi Mingze (simplified Chinese: 习明泽; traditional Chinese: 習明澤; pinyin: Xí Míngzé; born 27 June 1992), nicknamed Xiao Muzi (小木子),[1] is the only child of Chinese President and CPC General Secretary Xi Jinping[2] and folk singer Peng Liyuan.[3]

Life and career[edit]

She worked in disaster relief for the May floods[4] and is described as interested in reading and fashion.[1][5] In 2008, Xi went to Hanwang, Sichuan, which was devastated by the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, to serve as a volunteer for seven days.[1][5][6] In 2013, she made her first public appearance with her parents at the Yanan village in Liangjiahe, Shannxi province, where they offered Lunar New Year greetings to the locals[7].


From 2006 to 2008, she studied French at her high school, Hangzhou Foreign Language School.[1] Xi enrolled at Harvard University, as a freshman in 2010 after a year of undergraduate study at Zhejiang University,[8] in May or the autumn of 2010 under a pseudonym.[9][10] At Harvard University, Xi maintained a low profile.[11] She graduated with AB in 2014 and has since returned to China. She now lives in Beijing.[12]


  1. ^ a b c d Staff Reporter (16 February 2012). "Red Nobility: Xi Jinping's Harvard daughter". Want China Times. China Times. Archived from the original on 26 August 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  2. ^ Epatko, Larisa (8 November 2012). "China to Choose New Slate of Leaders: How Will It Affect the U.S.?". PBS NewsHour. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  3. ^ Ewing, Kent (17 November 2007). "Beauty and the bores". Asia Times Online. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  4. ^ zhuhong (July 7, 2008). "Daughter of Chinese Vice President: the Most Effective Volunteer". Women of China. All-China Women’s Federation. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  5. ^ a b CHOU, JENNIFER (14 July 2008). "China's Star Princelings". The Weekly Standard. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  6. ^ Page, Jeremy (13 February 2012). "Meet China's Folk Star First Lady-in-Waiting". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  7. ^ "China: Xi Jinping's Harvard-educated daughter Xi Mingze makes first public appearance - Firstpost". www.firstpost.com. First Post. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  8. ^ FlorCruz, Jaime A. (2 February 2012). "Who is Xi: China's next leader". CNN. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  9. ^ Liu, Melinda (18 January 2011). "Can't we just be friends?". Newsweek. Retrieved 19 January 2011.
  10. ^ Andrew Jacobs and Dan Levin, Son’s Parties and Privilege Aggravate Fall of Elite Chinese Family, New York Times, 16 April 2012.
  11. ^ WONG, EDWARD (26 April 2012). "In China, a Fall From Grace May Aid a Rise to Power". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  12. ^ Osnos, Evan (6 April 2015). "Born Red: How Xi Jinping, an unremarkable provincial administrator, became China's most authoritarian leader since Mao". The New Yorker. Retrieved 3 April 2015.

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