Souvenir cups with images of Mao Zedong and Xi Jinping on sale at a shop in Beijing. Photo: AP Souvenir cups with images of Mao Zedong and Xi Jinping on sale at a shop in Beijing. Photo: AP
Souvenir cups with images of Mao Zedong and Xi Jinping on sale at a shop in Beijing. Photo: AP

What do you call Xi Jinping? China’s elite echo language of Mao to sing the praises of their ‘leader and helmsman’

Revival of the grandiose rhetoric once used to eulogise the founder of Communist China signals president’s enhanced power and status

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Souvenir cups with images of Mao Zedong and Xi Jinping on sale at a shop in Beijing. Photo: AP Souvenir cups with images of Mao Zedong and Xi Jinping on sale at a shop in Beijing. Photo: AP
Souvenir cups with images of Mao Zedong and Xi Jinping on sale at a shop in Beijing. Photo: AP
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