Xi's Nickname Becomes Out of Bounds for China's Media

  • State media told to stop using popular nickname for president
  • Term fueled criticism that party was building personality cult

Chinese Media Told Not to Call Xi Jinping 'Big Daddy Xi'

A push to rein in a popular nickname for Chinese President Xi Jinping signals his image-makers are refining their effort to portray him as a populist hero of the masses.

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