hile Xi Jinping has cultivated an image as a warm and friendly uncle, he hasn’t exactly been known for his sense of humor.
However, the Chinese president was in top comedic form during his recent inspection tour of Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park.
In footage published by state media, some tourists invite Xi to join them for a boat ride as he’s walking around the wetlands with a group of officials.
“How many passengers can this boat carry?” asks Xi.
“Six,” replies one of the tourists, asking him again to come aboard.
“I’d love to go but I got a big team here,” Xi quips back, getting a big laugh from all his attendees.