The main article in Xinhua (as well as other Chinese media) reported that "a delegation of China's central government arrives in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region"; it did not mention the name of the head of the delegation.
His name sometimes appeared in the caption.
Xi Jinping, the Vice-President of the PRC and future Party General Secretary (as well future Chairman of the all-powerful Central Military Commission) paid his maiden 'official' visit to Tibet (he has probably been to Tibet as a kid when his father Xi Zhingxun was looking after Tibetan affairs in the 1950's, but Xi Jr was a toddler at that time).
In other articles, Xi's name is mentioned, but it remains strange why his name did not figure in the lead article.
Something to do with a not-so-smooth succession?
The Chinese ways are sometimes difficult to grasp.
The old 'Tibetan' guard (Raidi, Pagpalha) traveled from Beijing with Xi, but also the PLA Chief.
Let us hope that it will be noticed in India.
According to another communique: "Senior officials traveling with Xi include Vice Premier Hui Liangyu, Li Jianguo, vice chairman and general secretary of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), Du Qinglin, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and head of the United Front Work Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Pagbalha Geleg Namgyai, vice chairman of the National Committee of the CPPCC, Raidi, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the 10th NPC, and Chen Bingde, chief of the General Staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army."Here is the lead article:
Central gov't delegation arrives for Tibet's 60th anniversary of peaceful liberation
A delegation of China's central government arrives in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, on July 17, 2011. The delegation came to attend the celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of Tibet's peaceful liberation. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)