Xinhua publishes profile of Xi Jinping, including his old pictures, information about his early life and family members, hailing him as a man of the people, statesman of vision    

 

Xinhua published a detailed profile of Chinese new top leader on Sunday. The profile of Xi Jinping is accompanied with some rarely seen old pictures of him, of his family members including his wife Peng Liyuan, his daughter Xi Mingze, his father Xi Zhongxun and his mother Qi Xin. ...More

 

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File photo taken in 1972 shows Xi Jinping returns home in Beijing to visit his relatives during the time when he is an educated youth in countryside.

By Bernd Chang

 

China’s incoming president Xi Jinping was shaped by his “unique experiences as an ‘educated youth’”, state news agency Xinhua said in a profile that was accompanied by a lengthy photo gallery of the General Secretary of CPC in his early years.

One and a half month after the China's fifth generation of leadership was inaugurated, China's state run news agency Xinhua opens a special column, broadcasting profiles of the most powerful seven members of China: Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Liu Yunshan, Yu Zhengsheng, Wang Qishan, Zhang Gaoli. The official broadcasting will give Chinese public a chance to know more about the men that will rule China for the coming decade.

Profiles of Xi Jinping was broadcasted on Sunday. Different from in eras of the last four generations of Chinese leadership, the profile of the new top leader of China, accompanied with lengthy photo gallery of himself and his family, contains much more information of the leader than previous reporting.

Chinese, for the first time since the founding of People's Republic of China, are allowed to know of the family members and view some old unpolished pictures of their leader. In the profile, the early life of Xi Jinping and some rarely seen old pictures of him are revealed. In the past, Chinese can only access this kind of information of Chinese top leaders through oversees media.

The new style of publishing profiles of the leaders, has been welcomed by some Chinese as showing more openness and transparency.

As it should be, the Xinhua broadcasting aims to promote and eulogize the new leader, only in a more acceptable manner instead of the rigid preaching style as in the past.

The Sunday broadcasting of Xinhua, titled "Xi Jinping: Man of the people, statesman of vision", sought to depict Xi, the son of former vice-premier and Communist revolutionary hero Xi Zhongxun, as a “man of the people” who survived hard times in a village in northwest China’s Shaanxi province. It also covers his time as party secretary of Ningde and Fuzhou, in Fujian province, and recounts a time he visited coal miners underground in Zhejiang province – “walking more than 1,500 metres along a narrow and inclined shaft”.

Xi Jinping married Peng Liyuan, a Chinese folk song singer, who had long been more famous than her husband before he was selected to be successor of Hu Jintao in 2007, and they have a daughter named Xi Mingze, who is now studying in Harvard University under a pseudonym.

Xinhua also released on Sunday a profile of China’s next premier Li Keqiang, calling him “a man who puts people first”.
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File photo taken in 1973 shows Xi Jinping (2nd L) poses for photo during the period when he is an educated youth in Yanchuan County of northwest China's Shaanxi Province. China's top leader Xi Jinping was born in June 1953 in Beijing and his immediate family members: father Xi Zhongxun (dead in 2002), mother Qi Xin, wife Peng Liyuan, daughter Xi Mingze. He also has a brother and two sisters.
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File photo taken in 1977 shows Xi Jinping (R) poses for photo as a college student.
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File photo taken in 1979 shows Xi Jinping, then working for the General Office of the Central Military Commission.
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File photo taken in 1983 shows Xi Jinping (L, front), then secretary of the Zhengding County Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), listens to opinions of villagers in Zhengding County, north China's Hebei Province.
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File photo taken in 1983 shows Xi Jinping poses for photo as he sits in his office in Zhengding County, north China's Hebei Province.
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File photo taken in 1985 shows Xi Jinping, then secretary of the Zhengding County Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), poses for photos as he visits San Francisco in the United States.
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File photo taken in August 1987 shows Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan pose for photo in the Dongshan Island in southeast China's Fujian Province.
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File photo taken in 1988 shows Xi Jinping (front), then secretary of the Ningde Prefecture Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), participates in farm work during his investigation in the countryside. (Xinhua)
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File photo shows Xi Jinping, then vice mayor of Xiamen City of southeast China's Fujian Province, poses for photo during an overseas visit.
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File photo taken in September 1989 shows Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan.
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File photo taken in August 1993 shows Xi Jinping (1st L), then secretary of the Fuzhou Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), meets with citizens in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province.
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File photo taken in December 1995 shows Xi Jinping (1st L, front), then deputy secretary of the Fujian Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and secretary of the CPC Fuzhou Municipal Committee, reinforces the downstream levee of the Minjiang River at Minhou County, southest China's Fujian Province.
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File photo shows Xi Jinping carries his daughter with a bicycle in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province.
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File photo shows Xi Jinping (R, rear) with his father Xi Zhongxun (R, front), his wife (L, front) and his daughter Xi Mingze (C, front). (Xinhua)
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File photo shows Xi Jinping (L) accompanies his mother Qi Xin for a walk. (Xinhua)
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File photo taken in January 2007 shows Xi Jinping (1st R), then secretary of the Zhejiang Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), cooks for the aged people living in a rest home of Pingdu Township of Qingyuan County in east China's Zhejiang Province. (Xinhua)
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File photo taken in September 2007 shows Xi Jinping (C), then secretary of the Shanghai Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), talks with hearing-impaired students at Qiyin School in Minhang District of east China's Shanghai. (Xinhua)
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File photo taken in January 2008 shows Xi Jinping (C) visits Tang Zhaowei, a villager of Dong ethnic group who suffered a loss in the snow and ice storms, in Laoshankou Village of Gaolouping Township, southwest China's Guizhou Province. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)
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File photo taken in February 2012 shows Xi Jinping (2nd R, front) and his old American friends who got to know each other 27 years ago have a tea chat at a friend's home during his visit to the State of Iowa in the United States. (Xinhua/Liu Jiansheng)
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File photo taken in February 2012 shows Xi Jinping kicks a Gaelic football as he visits the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) in Ireland. (Xinhua)
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File photo taken in November 2012 shows Xi Jinping shakes hands with an HIV carrier as he participates in activities of the World Aids Day at Health Service Center of Puhuangyu Community in Fengtai District of Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)
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File photo taken in December 2012 shows Xi Jinping has a lunch with soldiers during his inspection to the Guangzhou Military Region in south China. (Xinhua/)
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