因势利导 | Yīn Shì Lì Dǎo

因势利导 | yīn shì lì dǎo

  • November 15, 2017

On Nov. 11, while everyone else in China was online shopping for Singles Day, Xi Jinping was giving a speech at the 25th…

一往无前 | Yī Wǎng Wú Qián

一往无前 | yī wǎng wú qián

  • November 8, 2017

In the same Oct. 31 speech highlighted last week, Xi emphasized that the Party must retain focus on its historical mission, stay connected to…

耐人寻味 | Nài Rén Xún Wèi

耐人寻味 | nài rén xún wèi

  • October 31, 2017

On Oct. 31, a number of the new Party leadership, led by Xi, took a symbolic trip from Beijing to Shanghai and Jiaxing,…

朝气蓬勃 | Zhāo Qì Ping Bó

朝气蓬勃 | zhāo qì ping bó

  • October 24, 2017

In his 19th Party Congress speech, Xi spoke about the importance of strictly governing the Party (从严治党). He used this 成语 to describe…

畅所欲言 | Chàng Suǒ Yù Yán

畅所欲言 | chàng suǒ yù yán

  • October 18, 2017

Xi presided over a forum for leaders from major non-communist parties in Zhongnanhai on Aug. 30. At the forum, Xi introduced a draft report…

大显身手 | Dà Xiǎn Shēn Shǒu

大显身手 | dà xiǎn shēn shǒu

  • October 11, 2017

Ahead of China's "National Poverty Alleviation Day," Xi stressed that a troop of resolute workers are at the frontlines of the country's war…

头痛医头 | Tóu Tòng Yī Tóu

头痛医头 | tóu tòng yī tóu

  • October 3, 2017

Xi spoke at the opening ceremony of the 86th INTERPOL General Assembly on Sept. 26 in Beijing. He described international security as a problem interwoven…

攻坚克难 | Gōngjiān Kènàn

攻坚克难 | gōngjiān kènàn

  • September 27, 2017

Xinhua credits Xi with using 攻坚克难 on Sept. 25 while attending an exhibit at the Beijing Exhibition Center. The exhibit, entitled "砥砺奋进的五年," showcases the…

扬帆远航 | Yángfān Yuǎnháng

扬帆远航 | yángfān yuǎnháng

  • September 6, 2017

On Sept. 4, Xi Jinping addressed the BRICS Summit leaders in Xiamen. Much of the language revolved around sailing imagery. Not only were…