Xi honors both his liberal father and Mao in bid to unify the splintered ‘Red aristocracy’

Chinese President Xi Jinping and seen with his father Xi Zhongxun.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and seen with his father Xi Zhongxun.

President Xi Jinping has surprised party cadres and members by holding a high-profile celebration of the 100th birthday of his late father Xi Zhongxun, a former Politburo member and vice-premier noted for his liberal political views. It is against the Confucianist tradition of humility and propriety to use public resources to embellish one’s pedigree.

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