China Politics Xi Jinping. With over 1. In terms of influence it would be a struggle to argue for anyone else. He joined the Communist Youth League in at the age of 18, then three years later moved into the Communist Party of China.
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Angela Merkel remains as the most powerful woman in the world according to Forbes , and most of the ladies who have a place on the list are either from the United States or from Europe. Asian women, particularly those from Southeast Asia, are still a minority force in the powerful women community according to the list. Nevertheless, it could be observed that more new faces are coming up and the following three figures are worth much attention. It is not surprising that the Burmese symbol of democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi, is ranked the highest 19 among her Southeast Asian counterparts. She has been elected to the Burmese parliament and has become the leader of the biggest opposition party in Myanmar this year, after being put on a house arrest for more than 20 years. Earlier in June, she finally had the opportunity to give her acceptance speech for her Nobel Peace prize which she had been awarded back in
Asia's most powerful women, some less so this year, according to Forbes
Picture alliance Getty Images German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named the world's most powerful woman for the ninth year running in a wide-ranging list intended to celebrate the most influential females of this year. Forbes' edition of its World's Most Powerful Women , released Thursday, marked a return for the German leader, who has made 14 appearances in the list's year history. Merkel was joined in the top spots by fellow prominent female political leaders.
The state counsellor of Myanmar, who is known as "The Lady", was ranked No. Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed moved up six places from last year's 36th spot. It says Ms Hasina, 70, is "proud to bear the bulk of the cost" of the relocation of these refugees to her country, which includes issuing identification cards to the refugees and providing childhood immunisations.