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Chinese President Xi Jinpingshakes hands with delegates of Nazarbayev Summer Camp from Kazakhstan at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People in Beijing June 24, 2014.
Chinese President Xi Jinpingshakes hands with delegates of Nazarbayev Summer Camp from Kazakhstan at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People in Beijing June 24, 2014.
(WANG ZHAO/REUTERS)

Chairman Xi’s little yellow book: The tome China can’t put down, or else

It sports a plain yellow cover and cheap paper that makes it look thinner than its 194 pages. But at 13 RMB per copy – $2.23, and even cheaper online – it is destined to become a bestseller in China, if for no other reason than every one of the 85 million members of China’s Communist Party have been ordered to read it.