Xi Jinping ( SHEE jin-PING; Chinese: 习近平; born 15 June 1953) is a Chinese politician who has served as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) since 2012, and President of the People's Republic of China (PRC) since 2013. Xi has been the paramount leader of China, the most prominent political leader in China, since 2012.
Tsai Ing-wen (born 31 August 1956) is a Taiwanese politician and academic serving as the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) since 2016. A member of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Tsai is the first female president in Taiwan and the second female Chinese head of state in its history (the other being Soong Ching-ling, the widow of the republic's founder Sun Yat-sen). She has served as Chair of the DPP since 2020, and previously from 2008 to 2012 and 2014 to 2018.