Check out this video profile of the Hunan meat pancake vendor, named Shao Jianhua, whose business soared after people realized he bore an uncanny resemblance to Xi Jinping. “Xi Jianbing,” if you will.
When asked if he imitates the president’s mannerisms, Shanzai Xi replied, “I’m just an ordinary person, why should I imitate the president?”
To be fair, Xi does seem to like imitating you common folk, what with him taking a crowded public bus and whatnot. Must be the whole “doing away with cult of personality” personality that they’re trying to cultivate.
Unfortunately, videos and images of the Xi Jinping lookalike have been largely scrapped from the Chinese internet. So much for the whole ‘man of the people’ angle they’re going for eh?
Unfortunately, this probably means that Shao’s presidential doppelganger won’t be stopping by to share a pancake with him anytime soon.