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 –
– this will have to do:
More samples, via Zuma Press, from Beijing’s newest most-popular restaurant:
And in case you missed it, the video: