As Xi Jinping hogs the spotlight, a former Communist titan is pushed aside
Xi has centralized power and enhanced his own image with a lavish, highly choreographed multimedia campaign that critics have derided as a throwback to Mao’s cult of personality.
By: New York Times | Shenzen |
President Xi Jinping front and center while a statue of Deng Xiaoping is a distant image in a painting at the Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou. (Source: The New York Times)
The statue of Deng Xiaoping in Lotus Hill Park in Shenzhen, China, Sept. 7, 2018. China’s leader, Xi Jinping visited this statue of Deng soon after taking power but has departed from Deng’s agenda. (Lam Yik Fei/The New York Times)