On television, Xi looks very black with hair, like all Chinese leaders who have been hiding canyes with dyes and glitter since Mao's time. In reality, the Chinese president is less black than he seems, the photojournalists have noticed that in the midst of the black he has let some gray hair grow, a fact that cannot be accidental and must be given a political reading.
As the absolute black of the other leaders means, and meant, strength and invincible stability of power, the message of Xi's new gray alludes to the campaign against "vanity and extravagance", sends the message "I am one of you", and also "I am so strong that I don't need these tricks ».
"Propaganda invites people to consider him Xi Dada, Uncle Xi: in China," uncle "qualifies not only a relative, but a higher level personality, to whom to respect. And the salt and pepper in the head is part of this image game »[Santevecchi, CdS].