I am very wary of bloggers who do not blog under their real name. It is not like we are Zhang Hongming, blogging (twitting) at Fan Club of Learning From Xi on Sina Weibo. Heck, even Xi Jinping’s wife, Peng Liyuan, is a follower.
Bad news for all of you in the Chinese military, the diktat has cancelled those tasty banquets y’all like so much. No more kung pow chicken, no more pot-stickers:
China has banned senior military officers from holding alcohol- fuelled banquets or from staying in luxury hotels when on work trips in the latest move by Communist Party chief Xi Jinping to fight corruption, state media reported on Saturday.
Receptions will also no longer feature welcome banners, red carpets, flowers, honour guards, performances or souvenirs, the powerful Central Military Commission, which Xi oversees, has decreed, major newspapers reported.
Officers will have to cut back on both the number and length of inspection tours, overseas visits, meetings and reports, according to the new rules.
Speakers at meetings should avoid “empty talk”, while the use of vehicles equipped with sirens will be “rigorously controlled during official visits in order to prevent public disturbances”.
You win some and you dim sum. Only if you’re PRC military, you will not dim sum for free.
What in the jumping jehosaphat is going on here:
Okay, I get it. They are modeling marshmallow furniture. No? I had better read the caption:
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (C) and U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke (L) meet with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing
What are they sitting on? Sort of a Little Miss Muffet meets the caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland?
But with a Tea Party feel?
Oooops, not that Tea Party. This Tea Party:
(Please do not discuss this other Tea Party which I was not invited to, harumph):
Of course, Gary, Tim, and Xi have slightly larger chairs:
Just don’t forget the back support:
Furniture blogging, it’s not only for couch potatoes. . .