Xi was reported to have eaten meals on the train during a lengthy tour of Gansu province. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese state media praises Xi Jinping’s ‘thrifty’ style and highlights effort to live like common people

  • State news agency Xinhua publishes report extolling president’s ‘pragmatic and frugal’ style and efforts to ensure party members stay down to earth
  • Reports of Xi’s austere lifestyle are seen as a part of an effort to burnish a Mao Zedong-style image as being on the side of ordinary people
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Xi was reported to have eaten meals on the train during a lengthy tour of Gansu province. Photo: Xinhua
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Simone McCarthy

Simone McCarthy

Simone McCarthy joined the Post in 2018. She previously wrote about China tech, business and society for SupChina and has a bachelor's in literature from Yale University and a master's from Columbia Journalism School.