Xi Mingze

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Xi Mingze
Born (1992-06-27) 27 June 1992 (age 22)
Nationality Chinese
Alma mater Hangzhou Foreign Language School
Zhejiang University
Harvard University
Relatives Xi Jinping (father)
Peng Liyuan (mother)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Xi.

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 and daughter of Chinese Leader Xi Jinping, [2] and folk singer Peng Liyuan. [3][4]

Life and career[edit]

She worked in disaster relief for the May floods[5] and is described as interested in reading and fashion.[1][6] In 2008, Xi went to Hanwang, Sichuan, which was devastated by the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, to serve as a volunteer for seven days.[1][6][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, Xi maintained a low profile.[11] She graduated in 2014 and has since returned to China.[12]


  1. ^ a b c d Staff Reporter (16 February 2012). "Red Nobility: Xi Jinping's Harvard daughter". Want China Times. 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. ^ 习近平 彭丽媛:携手19年 家有小女习明泽 (in Chinese). Xinhua News Agency. 
  4. ^ Ewing, Kent (17 November 2007). "Beauty and the bores". Asia Times Online. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.womenofchina.cn/html/report/93649-1.html
  6. ^ a b CHOU, JENNIFER (14 July 2008). "China's Star Princelings". The Weekly Standard. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  7. ^ Page, Jeremy (13 February 2012). "Meet China’s Folk Star First Lady-in-Waiting". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  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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