Presidential election | What China's Weibo users have to say about Trump and Clinton
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton makes a campaign stop at a restaurant in Perris, California. Photo: REUTERS/Mike Blake
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton makes a campaign stop at a restaurant in Perris, California. Photo: REUTERS/Mike Blake

What China’s Weibo users have to say about Trump and Clinton

China's social media users don't get much leeway to make fun of their own politicians. They've enjoyed the US presidential race, though

November 8, 2016 5:33 PM (UTC+8)

Weibo users have been having a field day with the US presidential campaign. We’ve picked out a handful of posts.

  1. Debate? It’s karaoke time!
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Screen shot from Amazon Customer Service (China) Weibo

Trump (red text): Do you understand my heart?

Hillary: (white text): “I long for a real relationship..”

Someone turned the interjections from the presidential debates into a karaoke duet meme based on a famous Jackie Chan song.

2. “Free meal if Trump wins”

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A screen shot of a Weibo post from a restaurant in Changsha city, Hunan province

An American-style diner in Changsha city, Hunan province, is kindly offering a free “Presidential” set meal if Trump wins the election. Customers simply have to share a “check-in” on social media to redeem their prize. There’s no mention of what’s on offer if Hillary wins.

3. Inspiring China’s youth

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Screen shot of a Weibo post

The caption on this Weibo post reads: “Is there any reason for young people not to work hard, when they see the example of these two elderly citizens fighting furiously for a job? This is the most inspirational thing I have come across in years.”

4. Prediction time

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Screen shot from a Weibo user

This meme takes a memorable line from the classic British sitcom Yes, Minister.

5. Telling it like it is.

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Screen shot from a Weibo user

“Actually I like Father Trump. At the end of the day, he won’t be the president of our country. Putin probably shares the same thought.”

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