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金三胖 (Jīn Sān Pàng): Kim Fatty III

“How did North Korea get strong? Because of Kim Fatty III.” Inspired by a Chinese dream ad in the Global Times. (Cheng Tao 成涛)

Kim Jong Un, Supreme Leader of North Korea.

Kim Jong Un inherited leadership after his father’s death in December 2011. While China’s state media expressed condolences for Kim Jong Il’s death, Chinese netizens immediately began lampooning the chubby young new leader. Kim Jong Un’s well-fed stature quickly earned him the nickname “Kim Fatty III.”

China is one of North Korea’s only allies. Over the years, the Chinese public has grown increasingly uneasy with this diplomatic relationship.

Example: Weibo users commented on Kim Jong Un’s 40-day disappearance in fall 2014:



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