Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 25 December 2014

Chinese leader in bun shop visit

Chinese leader Xi Jinping
Chinese leader Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping has paid an unexpected visit to a Beijing bun shop, where he queued up, ordered and paid for a lunch of stuffed buns, green vegetables and stewed pig livers and intestines.

Such visits are rare for top Chinese leaders, who are usually surrounded by heavy security.

Mr Xi has sought to portray himself as being in touch with regular people, but has done so with scheduled visits to factories and homes.

The restaurant manager said Mr Xi and a small entourage arrived at the Qing-feng Steamed Dumpling Shop in western Beijing on Saturday without prior notification.

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