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Xinhua Insight: Xi's New Year visit marks village homecoming

2015-02-15 08:30:26       source:Xinhua News Agency

February 14, 2015


"At the entrance to a village in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, the man villagers had been waiting for finally arrived. They were excited and called him by his first name: Jinping.


Forty-seven years ago, a teen Xi Jinping came to Liangjiahe as part of a campaign launched by Chairman Mao Zedong that asked urban youth to experience rural labor life.


On Friday, Xi, now leader of more than 1.3 billion people, returned to the village in Shaanxi to extend Spring Festival greetings to locals in old revolutionary base areas."


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