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Xi Jinping, who watched his father lose power struggles by clinging to integrity, decided long ago to deal himself a better hand. (Source photos by Kyodo and Reuters)
China up close

Analysis: Xi looks up to father's integrity, but will choose a different path

Leader hoists 'common prosperity' flag in bid to counter Deng Xiaoping

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

Katsuji Nakazawa is a Tokyo-based senior staff writer and editorial writer at Nikkei. He spent seven years in China as a correspondent and later as China bureau chief. He is the 2014 recipient of the Vaughn-Ueda International Journalist prize for international reporting.

TOKYO -- Celebrating Father's Day on the third Sunday of June has taken hold in China. Although the Chinese Communist Party increasingly eschews customs that originated in the West, Father's Day and Mother's Day seem to be exceptions.

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