Let’s Mark The 15th Anniversary Of Hong Kong’s Handover By Acknowledging That Hu Jintao Is A Robot

Chinese president Hu Jintao landed in Hong Kong on Friday to take part in a three-day trip to commemorate 15 years since the colony was handed back to China from the UK (today is anniversary day, actually). Watch him make prepared comments to assembled media, above — but only if you’re well rested or caffeinated. I’m falling asleep just replaying the scene in my mind. The worst part about it is: he’s not even saying something important or, for god’s sake, solemn. He’s being a wet sock for the hell of it, I think. Hu Jintao, world’s greatest troll.

I would talk about the protestors, or the fact that not much has changed in Hong Kong in the last 15 years (relative to China, anyway), or the inauguration of Leung Chun-ying, or even how I was in Hong Kong on July 1, 1997, and distinctly recall the crowds adding to the insufferable humidity. I should talk some of those things. Instead, I’m going to take a nap. Blame Hu Jintao, soporific: a robot programmed to put us all into a deep, dreamless sleep, during which we’ll probably be raped by a pack of C3POs. Youku video after the jump for you insomniacs in China.

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