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China: Telling the Xi Jinping story in his home village

China's President Xi Jinping is at the centre of the party's image and the story of his rise to power has been carefully crafted, highlighting his early years living with poor farmers in the rural village of Liangjiahe.

by Andrew Thomas

China's President Xi Jinping is expected to be confirmed in his position for another five years at the Communist Party congress in Beijing this week.

Xi is at the centre of the party's image and the story of his rise to power has been carefully crafted, highlighting his early years living with poor farmers in the rural village of Liangjiahe.

Tourists flock to Liangjiahe, now an open-air tribute to "where 'Uncle Xi' started his long march", where they take tours and learn more about their leader.

Al Jazeera's and Andrew Thomas reports from Liangjiahe, China.


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