A roundup of online political cartoons from the past week. Click any image to launch the slideshow view.
Qingfeng Steamed Bun Shop is now the hottest place to dine in Beijing, thanks to Xi Jinping’s Saturday lunch there. The president waited in line, ordered his meal–six pork and green onion steamed buns (baozi), liver soup, and mustard greens–paid, and carried his own tray to a table. Over 400 customers lined up at Qingfeng the next day to order Xi’s meal, which soon sold out.
Santa loses his way in China’s smog. A Christmas joke in a similar vein has been making the rounds on Weibo:
Santa Claus Denies Rumor: There’s a rumor that I fell in the smog while delivering presents in China, that no one has dared to help me up, and that I remain prone in the snow while all my gifts have been looted. I am outraged by these claims. In truth, as a supernatural being, I do not dare go to China. The people there can joyfully celebrate Christmas Eve in even the thickest smog. They’re the ones who live supernaturally. I hereby declare this!