People Are Now Taking Pictures Of The Box Meal That Xi Jinping Ordered At Qing-Feng

Xi Jinping at Qing-Feng 1

On Saturday, Chinese president Xi Jinping surprised diners of a neighborhood eatery in Beijing when he walked in and ordered a set meal that included steamed buns, some veggies, and a chitterlings. It was a modest lunch that cost 21 yuan, reports Global Times.

But what do we know about this place, Qing-Feng, located in Xicheng District? Photographers have been more or less flocking there to learn more, and Wall Street Journal has collected eight pictures in a slideshow. The above is from AP, with this caption:

Tourists from Guangdong province pose for photos at Qing-Feng. Political commentators said that while the event appeared to be unplanned, photos released on state media suggest that the drop-by was intended to portray the leadership as being in touch with common concerns.

The samples that follow show people posing with the “same meal” that Xi Jinping ordered. I suppose when you weren’t there to see the man in the flesh –

Posing with Xi Jinping 2

– this will have to do:

Xi Jinping at Qing-Feng 4

More samples, via Zuma Press, from Beijing’s newest most-popular restaurant:

Xi Jinping at Qing-Feng 3
Xi Jinping at Qing-Feng 2
Xi Jinping at Qing-Feng 5

And in case you missed it, the video:

One Response to “People Are Now Taking Pictures Of The Box Meal That Xi Jinping Ordered At Qing-Feng”

  1. 黄敏

    Our president Xi Jinping surprised diners of a neighborhood eatery in Beijing when he walked in and ordered a set meal that included steamed buns, some veggies, and a chitterlings. It was a modest lunch that cost 21 yuan.And political commenters said this event appeared to be unplanned.This event make Qingfeng a real hit. It is reported that many ordinary people pose with the “same meal” that Xi Jinping ordered. The neighborhood eatery clocked about 2500 customers a day after it provided “the president set” .Photos released on state media suggest that the drop-by was intended to portray the leadership as being in touch with common concerns.Many netizen even tried to guess the intension of the set of meal. Amiable,anti-corruption,clean are the buzzword on the internet.Anyway, this event made a huge impact on society,not only portrayed a man-of -the-people image for Xi,but also brought huge gains for Qingfeng.

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