China's new leaderships' personal touch-- profiles on Xinhua

Five weeks after the new seven-member politburo officially took the post at the top of China’s political hierarchy, Xinhua, China’s state agency marked the event by releasing a series of biographic report along with photos on China’s new central leadership, which will be posted within three consecutive days, starting Sunday, December 23. From the first two profiles released so far, it’s not hard to detect a “people-oriented” theme.

The first profile, as lengthy as over 14,000 characters in Chinese and over 6,300 words in English, is about Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China, which is titled : Xi Jinping: Man of the People, statesman of vision.

On a separate page, 23 photos of Xi were released along with the lengthy report. The photos, dating back to as early as 1972, showcased Xi as a handsome young man, charming statesman, and a loving family man.

"The people's desire for a better life is what we shall fight for."

This quote is from Xi's first press conference on November 15 after his election as General Secretary of CPC, and serves as a subtitle of the first section of the Xinhua profile which summarizes Xi's political life and thoughts.

This 1988 photo shows Xi Jinping (front), then secretary of the Ningde Prefecture Committee of the Communist Party of China participating in farm work during his investigation in the countryside. Photo: Xinhua

This 1995 photo shows Xi Jinping (1st L, front), then deputy secretary of the Fujian Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China and secretary of the CPC Fuzhou Municipal Committee reinforcing the downstream levee of the Minjiang River at Minhou County, southest China's Fujian Province. Photo: Xinhua

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