This image may be the most important thing that’s come of the APEC summit thus far. Following the delightful Pooh-themed satire that emerged after Xi Jinping’s Sunnyvale stroll with Barack Obama in California last year, netizens were quick to carry on the theme with the likening of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the anhedonic, droopy-eared donkey, Eeyore.
— Josh Chin 李肇华 (@joshchin) November 10, 2014
The cold encounter between Abe and Xi was captured during a terribly awkward televised greeting yesterday at APEC.
Here’s last year’s depiction of Xi and Obama as BFFs Pooh and Tigger.