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

    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.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946, as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.