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Cult of personality around Xi in NPC elections

State media on Thursday celebrated the election of President Xi Jinping as Jiangsu Province’s deputy to the National People’s Congress. “Hundreds of millions of people love their leader!” Qiushi magazine quoted delegates at the local Jiangsu People’s Congress as saying. Earlier, Xi was elected unanimously. State media called his election “historic,” despite the expected outcome. There reportedly had been thunderous applause. The NPC is China’s controlled parliament.

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