President Xi Jinping is the focus of a display at a Communist Party museum in Beijing. Photo: EPA-EFE
President Xi Jinping is the focus of a display at a Communist Party museum in Beijing. Photo: EPA-EFE

China’s Communist Party congress: all praise Xi Jinping but draw the line at Mao

  • Regional officials are stepping up displays of loyalty, with President Xi Jinping expected to stay on for third term
  • But promotion of a Mao-like personality cult by over-eager officials may not always work in their favour

President Xi Jinping is the focus of a display at a Communist Party museum in Beijing. Photo: EPA-EFE
President Xi Jinping is the focus of a display at a Communist Party museum in Beijing. Photo: EPA-EFE
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