2012 Newsmaker Roster Name list
 
2012
 
English Name
Chinese Name
Descriptions  
English Name
Chinese Name
Descriptions
1
Jeremy Lin
林書豪
American basketball player
12
Li Na
李娜
Chinese tennis player
2
Leung Chun-ying
梁振英
Chief Executive of Hong Kong
13
Gu Kailai
谷開來
The second wife of former Politburo member Bo Xilai
3
Barack Obama
奧巴馬
President of the United States
14
François Hollande
奧朗德
President of France
4
Hu Jintao
胡錦濤
President of the People's Republic of China
15
Neil Heywood
海伍德
English businessman was associated with Bo Xilai
5
Wen Jiabao
溫家寶
Premier of the People's Republic of China
16
Vladimir Putin
普京
President of Russia
6
Xi Jinping
習近平
General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party
17
Mohamed Morsy
穆爾西
President of Egypt
7
Mitt Romney
羅姆尼
The Republican Party’s nominee for President of the United States 
18
Kim Jong-un
金正恩
Supreme Leader of North Korea
8
Mo Yan
莫言
Chinese Writer, Nobel Laureate in Literature 
19
Jiang Zemin
江澤民
Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China
9
Liu Xiang
劉翔
Chinese track and field athlete
20
Joseph Biden
拜登
Vice President of the United States
10
Yoshihiko Noda
野田佳彥
Prime Minister of Japan
21
Kim Jong-il
金正日
Former Supreme Leader of North Korea
11
Li Keqiang
李克強
Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China