Strong acclaim for China’s President Xi Jinping from senior communist party officials comes in the lead-up to the 20th Party Congress. Photo: AP Photo
Strong acclaim for China’s President Xi Jinping from senior communist party officials comes in the lead-up to the 20th Party Congress. Photo: AP Photo

Officials vie to offer pledges of loyalty to Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of 20th Party Congress

  • At least nine provincial party chiefs have written long articles in party publications extolling China’s president and pledging loyalty to him
  • Political scientist says the praise by senior officials is unusual for its critical timing ahead of the crucial party congress

Strong acclaim for China’s President Xi Jinping from senior communist party officials comes in the lead-up to the 20th Party Congress. Photo: AP Photo
Strong acclaim for China’s President Xi Jinping from senior communist party officials comes in the lead-up to the 20th Party Congress. Photo: AP Photo
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