CHINA New family photos spotted on President Xi's office bookshelves


New family photos spotted on President Xi's office bookshelves

By Huang Jinging and Zhang Jian | People's Daily app

21:23, January 01, 2021

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered his 2021 New Year speech on Thursday evening.

In the background on Xi's office bookshelves were 21 photos including eight taken in 2020 during his inspection tours.

There were 11 old photos of Xi and his family. Five of those 11 were new to the bookshelves including a younger Xi, his wife Peng Liyuan and a photo of the young couple holding their daughter.

Below are the five old family photos newly placed on the bookshelves.

Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan support his mother Qi Xin.

Xi in an undated photo

Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan in front of the Dashuifa, or the Great Fountain, at the Yuanmingyuan Park in Beijing

Xi with his wife and daughter

Peng Liyuan

There were also eight photos seen in his office before in previous speeches.

Xi visits his father in Sanya, South China's Hainan Province, in 1979.

Xi in military uniform

Xi in an undated photo which was also seen in his New Year speech last year

Xi in an undated photo which was also seen in his New Year speech last year

Xi and his daughter share a bicycle when he worked in the city of Fuzhou, Fujian Province. This photo has been seen on the bookshelf since Xi's 2014 New Year speech.

Xi pushes his father's wheelchair while his wife and daughter walk alongside him. This photo has been seen on the bookshelf since Xi's first New Year speech on December 31, 2013.

Xi takes a public oath of allegiance to the Constitution at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 17, 2018, after he was reelected president and chairman of the Central Military Commission of the PRC at the First Session of the 13th National People's Congress, the national legislature.

Xi leads other members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee to review the oath of the CPC when visiting the site where the first CPC National Congress was held in 1921, in Shanghai, East China, October 31, 2017.

There were also new photos added to the bookshelves from 2020.

Xi visits a village of the Wa ethnic group to extend his Chinese New Year's greetings to the villagers in Qingshui Township of the city of Tengchong, southwest China's Yunnan Province, January 19, 2020, six days ahead of Chinese new year.

Xi talks with soldiers stationed in Southwest China's Yunnan Province in Yunnan's capital city Kunming, January 19, 2020.

Xi inspects the Beijing Ditan Hospital, a designated institution treating the COVID-19, on February 10, 2020. Via a video link to hospitals in Wuhan receiving patients with severe conditions, he heard reports from the central guiding team in Hubei Province and the provincial headquarters on the prevention and control of the epidemic, and extended regards to medical workers on the frontline.

Xi inquires about purchasing and supply of people's daily necessities at a community in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, March 10, 2020.

Xi inspects ecological preservation of the Qinling Mountains in Niubeiliang National Nature Reserve in Zhashui County, Shangluo, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, April 20, 2020.

Xi inspects poverty alleviation work in a tea farm of Laoxian Township, Pingli County, Ankang, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, April 21, 2020.

Xi talks to workers during a research tour in a stainless steel manufacturer in Taiyuan, capital city of North China's Shanxi Province, May 12, 2020.

Xi expresses his regards to those fighting the floods at the front line, including military personnel from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the People's Armed Police Force, at a section of a dam in Feidong County of Hefei, capital of East China's Anhui province, August 19, 2020.

(Photos from Xinhua and CCTV)

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