Chinese President Xi Jinping (centre) is invoking the country’s past to inspire confidence in its system. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping (centre) is invoking the country’s past to inspire confidence in its system. Photo: Xinhua

Xi Jinping invokes China’s past to rally confidence in its future as country vies with West

  • Chinese president tells Politburo that the country has long gone along a different path to other civilisations
  • Xi puts spotlight on work of archaeologist who concluded the country’s history went back more than five millennia

Chinese President Xi Jinping (centre) is invoking the country’s past to inspire confidence in its system. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping (centre) is invoking the country’s past to inspire confidence in its system. Photo: Xinhua
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