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Friday, February 01, 2019, 18:08
Xi visits Beijing residents ahead of Lunar New Year
By Xinhua
Friday, February 01, 2019, 18:08 By Xinhua

President Xi Jinping (right), also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, shakes hands with police officers during a visit to the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau on Feb 1, 2019. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

BEIJING — President Xi Jinping on Friday visited residents and primary-level officials in Beijing and extended Lunar New Year greetings to Chinese people of all ethnic groups.

During the visit, Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, first came to the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau for an inspection, greeting police officers there and talking with those on duty via a video call.

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President Xi Jinping (front) speaks during a visit to the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau, Feb 1, 2019. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

President Xi Jinping shakes hands with police officers during a visit to the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau, Feb 1, 2019. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

Xi also toured a hutong in central Beijing's Qianmen area, before coming to neighborhood residents' homes and making dumplings with them. 

This year's Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year, falls on Feb 5.

President Xi Jinping (center) shakes hands with residents in Qianmen during an inspection tour in Beijing, Feb 1, 2019. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

President Xi Jinping (right) visits local residents living in Qianmen, sending Spring Festival greetings during an inspection tour in Beijing, Feb 1, 2019. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

President Xi Jinping (center) speaks with residents in their home during an inspection tour in Beijing, Feb 1, 2019. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

President Xi Jinping (second left) makes dumplings with residents during an inspection tour in Beijing, Feb 1, 2019. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

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