Hu Jintao is the current president of China. His ascension to power breathes fresh air into China’s politics, brightening the nation’s future in the 21st century. Born 1942, he entered University to study hydro-engineering in 1959 and joined the Ministry of Water Conservancy upon leaving school. His political career started in 1982 when he assumed the leadership position in the Communist Youth League. Three years later, he became the youngest provincial governor in power through the leadership of the Guizhou province. His performance there, and later in Tibet, caught the attention of paramount leader Deng Xiaoping, who designated Hu as the heir of third-generation leader Jiang Zemin in 1992. Since Hu became president in 2003, he has started a series of reforms, hoping to bring the country's 1.2 billion populations a better tomorrow.