As the leader of China, President Xi Jinping has a busy schedule that keeps him working hard every day.
An article published in the largely Chinese state-funded Shanghai Observer newspaper gave us a rare glimpse into his daily routine, revealing that he starts his day before dawn, works hard, and apparently finds joy in exhaustion.
In a country where leaders and their daily lives are often shrouded in total secrecy, this article gave Chinese citizens a rare look into the life of their President.
Inside a day in the life of Xi Jinping
- President Xi Jinping's work ethic is reportedly strong. Days start before dawn and are packed with meetings and events.
- Despite his demanding responsibilities, he seeks a balanced perspective on work.
- Conflicting with his apparent interest in work/life balance, Xi is known for working late into the evenings.
President Xi Jinping begins his day before dawn, starting with a breakfast meeting. He then moves on to a full schedule of meetings and events, including meetings with advisers from the CCP and perhaps heads of state from other countries.
Xi was described as someone who "works at a swift pace and is extremely energetic" and "is at the office morning and night."
"Of course, like every ordinary Chinese person, Xi Jinping is also bound to have humor and joy in the midst of his very busy work life."
As the day goes on, President Xi Jinping continues to work at high speed and with great energy. He attends more meetings and events and is a self-confessed workaholic.
Despite the demands of his busy schedule, Xi is said to find ... humor and joy in the midst of his very busy work life."
Even when others are winding down for the day, President Xi Jinping is still hard at work.
According to the article, he is known for burning the midnight oil and getting things done... like managing the repression of free speech.