This cartoon instructional video succinctly explaining the righteous path towards gaining top leadership in China, the US and the UK has gone viral since its internet debut on October 14, raking in over 1.1 million views on Youku alone within three days.
The video, in just over five minutes, most humorously offers insight into the “super complex business” that is the US electoral process as well as the “trials and tribulations” each candidate for prime minister must face in comparison to China’s intensive presidential process.
As explained by James T. Areddy of the Wall Street Journal, “The video is vague about which yardsticks, tests and trials a candidate faces to show ‘whether you have it in you to lead.’ But some of them appear to come in the form of intercontinental ballistic missiles launched from unknown places on the other side of the Pacific Ocean from China, the video shows.”
“China’s current president, Mr. Xi followed just such a path,” Areddy wrote. “He started with a job somewhat like the ‘community councils in the west’ and steadily advanced through a county, three provinces and, with vigorous hops shown in the video, ‘he went on to become the veep and finally the Party General Secretary and the President.'”