Newspapers and magazines dominated by President Xi einforcing his public image

ADDS NAMES OF NEWSPAPERS - Copies of Chinese newspapers' front pages, from left to right, Renmin Ribao, Guangming Ribao, China Sport Daily and China Youth Daily show the portrait photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping and his newly elected members of the Politburo Standing Committee of China's 19th Party Congress, in Beijing, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. China's ruling Communist Party has praised Xi as a Marxist thinker, adding to intense propaganda promoting his personal image as he begins a second five-year term as leader. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Vastavam web: Newspapers, TV and magazines were dominated today by images of President Xi Jinping, reinforcing his public image as China’s most powerful leader in decades following a Communist Party congress.Photos of Xi took up as much as one-quarter of party newspapers and titles as diverse as China Sports News. Rows of magazines at newsstands had Xi’s face on the cover.Party spokespeople reject suggestions Xi is building a personality cult, but today’s media saturation adds to the most intense propaganda for a Chinese leader’s personal image since Mao.
“The Xi Jinping Era,” said the headline on Vista magazine, published by the ruling party newspaper in the Ningxia region in the northwest.Many newspapers today featured photos of the latest Standing Committee appearing before reporters. But many of those were accompanied by large photos of Xi alone.More than 24 hours after the new Standing Committee was appointed, some state television channels still were showing repeated scenes of delegates applauding as Xi and other party leaders walked past and waved.