The New York Times, reporting on Xi's trip to Xinjiang, said Chinese state media used Xi's previous visit to Hong Kong and a recent visit to Xinjiang "to highlight his image as a leader to calm China's turmoil."
The British "Daily job email list Telegraph" reported that Xi Jinping's rare trip to Xinjiang was "showing unity". “China has repeatedly denied any abuse of Uighurs. A photo from the official Xinhua News Agency shows Xi Jinping, not wearing a mask, surrounded by smiling and clapping residents, many of whom appear to be Uighurs in national costumes and Muslim prayer caps.”
Singapore's Lianhe Zaobao quoted analysts as saying that Xi Jinping visited Xinjiang before the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China to affirm the achievements of Xinjiang in the past few years, to cheer for Xinjiang's continued stability and development, and also to use actions to refute the United States and other Western countries. Accusations and sanctions against Xinjiang.