The case of activist Gweon Pyeong 권평 / Pyong Kwon / Quan Ping 權平 is now going to trial in China. Gweon stands accused of wearing a t-shirt with three Xi-themed slogans printed on it:
"T-shirt slogans" (11/7/16)
In this post, I would like to explore in greater depth one of the three slogans, namely "Xí bāozi 習包子" ("steamed, stuffed / filled bun Xi").
In the earlier post, I explained how Xi Jinping acquired that curious nickname. It's really not that offensive, and it is by no means vulgar. But just what does it imply to call Xi Jinping, China's supreme leader, a "steamed, stuffed bun"?
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