x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

China vice president surfaces after 13 days

The Chinese vice president, Xi Jinping, has made his first public communication in nearly two weeks, state media said yesterday, amid speculation over the whereabouts of Beijing's leader-in-waiting.

BEIJING // The Chinese vice president, Xi Jinping, has made his first public communication in nearly two weeks, state media said yesterday, amid speculation over the whereabouts of Beijing's leader-in-waiting.

Mr Xi has not been seen in public for 13 days. State media said he had "expressed condolences on the death of old party comrade Huang Rong", who died on September 6.