One sharply-dressed teenager is the talk of more than just fashion circles in China after sitting through a Shenzhen government meeting in an Armani suit and a Red Guard scarf.
14-year-old Liu Bo became the star of a Friday session of the Shenzhen People’s Political Consultative Conference when pictures of his wardrobe choices went viral across the Chinese Internet, Ming Pao reports.
Liu is seen wearing a red scarf, famously worn by Mao’s Red Guards during the Cultural Revolution, but also standard issue for anyone in the current Chinese Youth League. Now about that suit…
It turns out that Liu is a child star. A veritable triple threat really, an actor, singer and emcee who attends various events and shows. It just so happens that at one of these shows, an organizer gave him the fancy suit, his mom says.
Meanwhile, direct from China Daily’s parallel universe, here’s what Liu learned from his first, but certainly not last, CPPCC meeting:
Liu Bo’s mother excused her son from the interview request and answered some questions herself.
Liu’s mother said Liu came up with the proposals based on his daily life.
He felt so much pressure once he failed the exams as he was about to take the final year exams in middle school.
He learned a lot from activities like performing, hosting and volunteering and he felt that school and parents put too much pressure on students about their exam scores, and that this should be changed.
Liu’s mother also responded to the doubts that her son may not understand what was going on during the meetings.
She said Liu Bo has a lot of experience attending student meetings and proposing his ideas on social problems as a student representative.
Liu told his mother the meetings inspired him to think more about how to make the city better rather than just focusing on issues with children.
Liu Bo, remember the name.