Xi at the helm – an article Xi wrote 16 years ago gets republished


Xinhua View, a weekly history commentary newspaper published by Xinhua News Agency, ran an article written by Xi Jinping some 16 years ago remembering a late friend named Jia Dashan (贾大山). In the article originally published in 1998 on Contemporary Man (当代人), Xi calls Jia a “bosom friend and good brother”, whose death in 1997 caused him great distress. Jia, a celebrated writer in Zhengding County, met Xi in 1982 when Xi was vice Party secretary of the county.

China News Service: 习近平16年前撰文:深情怀念正定友人贾大山