By Jiawei Liu
Following the 12th National People’s Congress, during which Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao handed over the last vestiges of their power to the next generation, a parodic video entitled ‘Sorry you are not the one’ went viral on Weibo.
‘Sorry…’ reimagines Hu and Wen as star-crossed lovers, along the lines of Wang Leehom and Li Yundi’s alleged romance. The video topped the list of most searched videos on Weibo. Netizens were torn between being ‘moved’ and worrying about repercussions:
@就是白羊座: We can’t see this video before sleep because we would get hurt!
@佘诗曼陈浩民shebenny: I just saw this video from Weibo, and I want to say I’M REALLY MOVED!
@北京有情况: They worked together, they knew each other. It’s so cute!
@Mr爱也好恨也好: I know I’m not the only person who cried while seeing this video.
@芒果街的橘子: This video is really good! I guess it’s not made by the government relations teams.