Xi Jinping Makes Surprise Shanghai Visit With New Standing Committee

By That's Shanghai, November 1, 2017

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and the new Standing Committee elected at last week's Party Congress made a surprise trip to Shanghai yesterday.

The "Magnificent 7" stopped by Xintiandi to visit to the site where the first CPC National Congress was held in 1921.

Xi in Xintiandi

Xi Jinping Makes Surprise Shanghai Visit With New Standing Committee

During the visit, Xi, Premier Li Keqiang, Han Zheng, Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang and Zhao Leji symbolically retook the CPC oath by raising their fists and paid homage to the Party’s birthplace and founding fathers.

Xi Jinping Makes Surprise Shanghai Visit With New Standing Committee

As would be expected security was tight; a number of roads were closed giving a hint that some serious VIPs were in town.

Xi Jinping Makes Surprise Shanghai Visit With New Standing Committee

Xi Jinping Makes Surprise Shanghai Visit With New Standing Committee

Xi Jinping Makes Surprise Shanghai Visit With New Standing Committee

Xi Jinping Makes Surprise Shanghai Visit With New Standing Committee

Xi in Xintiandi

Following their brief trip, the crew headed to the Nanhu Lake Revolution Museum in Zhejiang. The first CPC Congress famously had to hastily move to a boat on the lake following a police interruption in Shanghai.

Xi Jinping and crew by the boat

[Images via Xinhua, Weibo]

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