Foreign leaders making splash on front page of Party's paper
Updated: 2015-01-20 14:34
By Liu Jing(chinadaily.com.cn)
Russian President Vladimir Putin made the front page of People's Daily, the flagship newspaper of the Communist Party of China, 14 times over the last year, ranking first among all foreign leaders, according to a report published by the newspaper.
In 2014, a total of 291 photos of foreign leaders have appeared on the front page of People's Daily, 14 of them belonging to the Russian president, according to a report published on the WeChat account of People's Daily.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon tied for the second with seven appearances each, followed by Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
Other leaders who were featured prominently by the newspaper include South Korean President Park Geun-Hye and South African President Jacob Zuma.