China, one of the fastest growing countries in the world, has dominated the world’s cultural, economic and social landscape by leap and bounds. And if you don’t believe us, check this – imagine life without Chinese food, low priced Chinese products, ancient Chinese art and science Feng Shui, traditional Chinese martial arts, or even Chinese inventions and discoveries! Tough one, isn’t it? But this is just the beginning for China’s huge territory and rich culture is about a lot more than just this. Chinese people are considered dynamic, strong-minded individuals with a warm heart and a hospitable nature. And the same goes for its leaders too. One of the biggest communist countries in the world, the political structure of China is a paradigm of communist ideologies, beliefs, principles and cultures. You would be amazed to know that the Communist party of China is the largest political party of the world. What’s more, it has been ruling China undisputedly for more than six decades now! The party has produced some of the finest and most eminent Chinese leaders like Li Xiannian, Yang Shangkun, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao or current President Xi Jinping. The nationalist party of China too has had influential leaders like Lee-Teng Hui, Ma Yeng Jeou and so on. Read on to know in details about Chinese leaders, their life and works.
Xi JinpingXi Jinping
15 June 1953
General Secretary of the Communist Party of China
Mao ZedongMao Zedong
26 December 1893
Communist Leader of China

Chiang Kai-shekChiang Kai-shek
31 October 1887
President of the Republic of China

Deng XiaopingDeng Xiaoping
22 August 1904
 

Qin Shi HuangQin Shi Huang
0259 BC
King

Hu JintaoHu Jintao
21 December 1942
Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of
BodhidharmaBodhidharma
0483 AD
Buddhist Monk

Hu YaobangHu Yaobang
20 November 1915
Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of

Jiang ZeminJiang Zemin
17 August 1926
Politician

Sun TzuSun Tzu
0544 BC
Ancient Military General, Strategist & Philosopher
Qianlong EmperorQianlong Emperor
25 September 1711
Emperor of China

Liu BeiLiu Bei
0161 AD
Founder of the Chinese Shu Han Dynasty
Wu ZetianWu Zetian
17 February 0625
Chinese Empress

Zhou EnlaiZhou Enlai
05 March 1898
First Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of

Zhao ZiyangZhao Ziyang
17 October 1919
Former Prime Minister of China
Cao CaoCao Cao
18 March 0155
Chinese warlord

Wang Jingwei (Wang Ching-wei)Wang Jingwei
04 May 1883
Politician, Diplomat
Sun Yat Sen Sun Yat Sen
12 November 1866
Chinese Revolutionary and 'Father of Modern china'

Akong RinpocheAkong Rinpoche
25 December 1939
Founder of the Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland

Sun Yat-senSun Yat-sen
12 November 1866
Politician, Physician, Philosopher
Guan YuGuan Yu
 

Jiang QingJiang Qing
19 March 1914
Actress
Hua GuofengHua Guofeng
16 February 1921
Politician

Yuan ShikaiYuan Shikai
16 September 1859
Former President of the Republic of China

Sun QuanSun Quan
0182 AD
King

Lin BiaoLin Biao
05 December 1907
Politician, Military personnel
Panchen LamaPanchen Lama
19 February 1938
Tenth Panchen Lama
Hongwu EmperorHongwu Emperor
21 October 1328
Prince

Bao ZhengBao Zheng
11 April 0999
Judge

Zhang FeiZhang Fei
0168 AD
Military officer

Li PengLi Peng
20 October 1928
Politician
Hong XiuquanHong Xiuquan
01 January 1814
Revolutionary

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Liu ShaoqiLiu Shaoqi
24 November 1898
Chinese revolutionary

Wen JiabaoWen Jiabao
15 September 1942
Politician, Geologist, Economist

Chiang Ching-kuoChiang Ching-kuo
27 April 1910
Politician

Dong ZhuoDong Zhuo
0138 AD
Warlord
Xi ZhongxunXi Zhongxun
15 October 1913
Politician

Hong TaijiHong Taiji
20 November 1592
Emperor
NurhaciNurhaci
21 February 1559
General

Shunzhi EmperorShunzhi Emperor
15 March 1638
Emperor

ShennongShennong
King
Chin PengChin Peng
21 October 1924
politician

Su ShiSu Shi
08 January 1037
Poet, Writer, Painter
Li XiannianLi Xiannian
23 June 1909
Politician

Chen DuxiuChen Duxiu
08 October 1879
Politician, Professor, Philosopher, Journalist

Li HongzhangLi Hongzhang
15 February 1823
Diplomat, Mandarin

Zuo ZongtangZuo Zongtang
10 November 1812
 

Li ZongrenLi Zongren
13 August 1890
Politician
Lee Shau-keeLee Shau-kee
29 January 1928
Entrepreneur, Banker, Businessperson

Rebiya KadeerRebiya Kadeer
21 January 1947
human rights activist, businessperson

Li YuanchaoLi Yuanchao
20 November 1950
politician, mathematician

Yap Ah LoyYap Ah Loy
14 March 1837
Malaysian leader
Zhang DejiangZhang Dejiang
04 November 1946
politician

Ling JihuaLing Jihua
30 September 1956
politician
Yu ZhengshengYu Zhengsheng
01 April 1945
politician

Zhang GaoliZhang Gaoli
01 November 1946
politician.economist

Wang YiWang Yi
19 October 1953
politician, diplomat
Lou JiweiLou Jiwei
24 December 1950
politician

Thubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai LamaThubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama
12 February 1876
Dalai Lama
Gaozu of HanGaozu of Han
0256 BC
Political leader

Fu HsiFu Hsi
 

Huang Xian FanHuang Xian Fan
13 November 1899
Historian