China’s inflatable-duck craze has, apparently, not yet worn itself out. Beijing is slated to get its own massive
dick ahem, duck, soon and has demanded that their version be bigger than Hong Kong’s. It’s not Freudian, it’s just fair.
Beijing is totally not compensating, it simply deserves a bigger duck. From the Beijing official Weibo:
The location where the “little guy” will be exhibited is still a mystery. However, the committee of Beijing Design Week and the designer of the “Giant Yellow Duck” Hofman have decided to increase the height of the originally 10m-tall “Giant Yellow Duck”. The Beijing “Giant Yellow Duck” will be taller than the 16.5m-tall Hong Kong version.
Apple Daily has made the lovely illustration above, and notes that the Beijing duck “is not allowed to be shorter than the Hong Kong version.” On a related note, best of luck to Beijing authorities in charge of finding enough clean air to pump into a massive inflatable duck.