Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Picture of the Day: Xi Jinping's Alter Ego

Everyone smile... with the Chinese President
These days Chinese President Xi Jinping is hanging out in Hong Kong -- well the wax version of him.

Madame Tussauds Hong Kong has just unveiled its latest persona in its collection here and it's Xi. And why not? Most of the visitors to The Peak are mainland Chinese so it's an opportunity for them to get up close and personal with him.

And to mark the unveiling of Xi's likeness, some Hong Kong children posed with the statue.

From a distance he looks like the real guy, but up close a kind of caricature. However, we have to wonder if the paunch is accurate enough compared to his most recent visit to Sunnylands in California, where he was compared to Winnie the Pooh, and US President Barack Obama as Tigger.

How does the likeness of Xi Jinping look to you?
Nevertheless, we have to say, having the children pose around him, particularly at his feet seems like an attempt at fulfilling Xi's Chinese Dream -- of having obedient future subjects in Hong Kong.

Or are we reading too much into this?

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