Xi Jinping has long been referred to as the core of the party, but speculation is growing he will be given a new title. Photo: Reuters
Xi Jinping has long been referred to as the core of the party, but speculation is growing he will be given a new title. Photo: Reuters

Will Chinese President Xi Jinping be given the formal title of ‘the people’s leader’?

  • The increasing use of the phrase by state media and senior officials has fuelled speculation it will be made official later this year
  • The most recent use of the phrase was in a speech by a top security official that said safeguarding Xi’s absolute leadership was the top priority

Xi Jinping has long been referred to as the core of the party, but speculation is growing he will be given a new title. Photo: Reuters
Xi Jinping has long been referred to as the core of the party, but speculation is growing he will be given a new title. Photo: Reuters
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