A broad-minded leader

In the eyes of Phinij Jarusombat, former Thai deputy prime minister, Chinese President Xi Jinping is a broad-minded leader with poise, unswerving determination and creativity. Most of all, he "has a pure heart."

Relive moments: Xi, Merkel open Panda Garden at Berlin Zoo

Xi and his wife, Peng Liyuan, were warmly welcomed by Merkel when they arrived at the zoo in the German capital. They walked to the Panda Garden together along a pathway decorated with red lanterns.

Xi: 'Hold together tightly like pomegranate seeds'

In late April 2014, President Xi Jinping visited villages, troops, police stations, mosques and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Xi stressed that policy-making should be people-centered.