Born: December 21, 1942, Jiangyan, China
Known as: President of China
Personal: Married, two children
Memorable quote: “We will never allow anybody to separate Taiwan from the motherland."
He is the most powerful politician in China. As secretary general of the Communist Party, chairman of the Military Committee, and president of a country that is showing extraordinary economic growth, Hu Jintau is also a force to be reckoned with internationally. In contrast to many other heads of state, Hu lives his life away from the spotlights. Though he has personally visited every country that is of any interest to China, which is exceptional for a Chinese leader. Because he refuses to speak to the press, he remains an enigma. You can only see him up close at Madame Tussauds!