As China promotes up-and-comers to its approximately 350-member CPC Central Committee, culminating in an announcement (we hope) of the all-powerful nine-member Central Politburo Standing Committee, the place you should be keeping an eye on today is @XHNews, Xinhua’s official Twitter account. Not only will it probably break the news of the new Standing Committee — yes, Traditional Media, eat your hearts out: Xinhua is breaking news via Twitter now — but it’s also currently upchucking, like a cat full of fur, golden chunks of unintentional comedy.
Above, the man of animal magnetism. Xinhua, in master understatement, tells us:
Hu Jintao cast a vote in election for CPC Central Committee, Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.
What are some things Hu Jintao is thinking? Skyfall. Winslow Homer. Jill Kelley. A tear for the ghetto. Whether life has meaning in the shadow of our imminent demise. Why the Kansas City Chiefs are so bad. Please add your contribution in the comments.