The destination of the Standing Committee for its first group visit after a Party Congress is very important. These trips are designed to signal key themes for the years ahead. Xi took the new Standing Committee on a pilgrimage to Yan’an. In 2017 he took them to the site of the first Party Congress meeting in Shanghai, and in 2012 he led the new team to the “Road towards Rejuvenation” exhibition in Beijing. The general themes from the 18th and 19th Standing Committee first visits in the Xi Era were:
“The Magnificent Seven” - great image of the SCPB team at Yan’an.