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What we can learn from Xi's childhood

By Wang Jianfen and Chen Ziyan | | Updated: 2018-06-01 06:30

Childhood memories remain with us for a lifetime. On this International Children's Day, we explore how President Xi Jinping spent his childhood and whether these experiences made him the person he is today.

Photo taken in 1958 shows 5-year-old Xi Jinping (L), his younger brother and their father Xi Zhongxun. [Photo/]

Father inculcated frugal habits

Xi Zhongxun, father of Xi Jinping, served as chairman of the Shaanxi-Gansu Border Region, a CPC revolutionary base of the 1930s, and was called by Chairman Mao Zedong a "leader of the people." Xi Zhongxun later led Guangdong in its implementation of reform and opening-up policies and in the construction of special economic zones in the province.

"Dad leads a frugal life, almost to the point of being harsh. The strict family discipline is well-known. We have been taught to live a thrifty life since childhood. Such a family tradition should be passed down from generation to generation," Xi said in a letter to his father in 2001, when he was the governor of Fujian province and was unable to attend his father's 88th birthday celebration due to work commitments.

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