Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete

Given glimpse into Xi Jinping's daily life, China goes gaga

Given glimpse into Xi Jinping's daily life, China goes gaga

Chinese President Xi Jinping eats breakfast before dawn. He speaks in a "bold, down-to-earth manner" and is capable of drawing a room to nod in praise. And the head of state is incredibly diligent: While others are gathering for family dinners or watching TV, Xi is still burning the midnight oil.

These are some of the revelations in an article published Monday in the Shanghai Observer newspaper, a largely state-funded new-media platform founded in January (read the English translation

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