We’re so sorry.
We really dropped the ball on this one. There is a huge “Happy 60th!” cake sitting in the Shanghaiist fridge, and our ice sculpture of the Chinese Dream is beginning to melt. Even Kim Jong Un remembered, dammit. We must have had the dates mixed up.
We can only assume that Xi was devastated to open up Shanghaiist on the 15th and see that his big day had gone unrecognized. With our sincerest apologies, a happy 60th! May you have many more umbrella-moments and mysterious taxi rides.