Chinese President Xi Jinping is following Pope Francis’s lead and wants to dine with the commoners, requesting the most English of foods, fish and chips, while he visits the UK.
Critics believe that this is another attempt by Xi Dada to appear more down to earth. Famously in late-2013, the Chinese president dropped by a Beijing baozi joint for a meal with everyday people. That famed baozi franchise is facing trouble recently after adding roaches to their steamed buns.
Xi’s outing to the pub is scheduled for today, after a visit to British Prime Minister David Cameron’s country home. But the Chinese president won’t have long to spend before he is whisked back to Buckingham for another fancy dinner with Queen Elizabeth.
The last time he made quite the impression.
Hopefully, Xi and his wife will be able to handle the commoner food. Anonymous royal sources told the Daily Mail that the first couple only eat cured or smoked fish.
By Emily Lam