BEIJING -- A day after Xi Jinping began his second term as head of China's ruling Communist Party, the party's People's Daily mouthpiece published a front-page photo of him so big that it leaves no doubt as to his prominence compared with past leaders.
No other members of the Politburo Standing Committee -- the top decision-making body -- were pictured individually in Thursday's edition of the newspaper. A long shot of the entire group appears below Xi's image.
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