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When Xi entered a leadership position, his mother summoned a family meeting, requesting other family members not to engage in business activities related to his position.
Influenced by his parents, Xi has always been strict with his friends and himself. Although he is very caring with Peng, he is still very strict with her on certain issues of principle.
Xi told Peng that since he is a Party official, Peng must not moonlight.
In many cases when Peng came to where Xi worked, Xi kept a low profile and did not let Peng join him at work.
Wang Jinshui, secretary of the Party Leadership Group of Xiamen City People’s Government then, remembered that “the day they married was a Saturday. Comrade (Xi) Jinping told me that he wanted to bring Peng to Dongshan county in Zhangzhou for a visit. “The second
day, a driver brought them to Dongshan, and they stayed there for one night. But he himself paid for the accommodation and gasoline. That was 30 years ago. He had such strict demands of himself.”
Lü Juyong, a then member of the Standing Committee of Fujian Provincial People’s Congress, was deeply impressed by Xi when he worked in Ningde, Fujian.
Lü remembered that in 1988, Peng was on vacation and came to Ningde. Xi did not pick her up in his car, but asked her to take a bus.
It was quite normal for an official to use his car to pick up his wife, but Xi did not, Lü said, noting that he admired Xi’s exemplary actions in not taking advantage of public property.
Xi and Peng named their only daughter Mingze, which means: “Be virtuous and contribute to society.”
Families are basic cells of society, and also the first schools in people’s lives. Xi said in 2015, “No matter how time and people’s lifestyles change, we need to pay attention to family building, focus on families, family education and family traditions.”
In Peng’s eyes, her husband is an extraordinary man, but also an ordinary person.
As a husband, Xi feels pleasure, anger, sorrow and joy just like any other person, and he also needs to meet close friends from time to time. But he has succeeded in his emphasis on affection and righteousness with family members, distinguishing right from wrong on matters of principle. Xi has set an example to all of society with these lofty moral characteristics and sentiment, the
Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) and his wife Peng Liyuan wave to a welcoming crowd in Singapore in this file photo taken in November 2015.