torsdag 15. oktober 2015

China burnishes Xi Jinping’s legend with TV drama of his years in rural hamlet

His thoughts, words and deeds have been celebrated in dozens of books, countless column inches and on colossal propaganda billboards scattered across the land. Now China’s larger-than-life leader, Xi Jinping, is set to appear in his first television series, a 45-part drama depicting the time he spent in rural China during the Cultural Revolution. The drama, called Liangjiahe after the deprived hamlet in Shaanxi province where a young Xi lived from 1968 to 1975, was recently approved by China’s television regulator, state media announced this weekRead more