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Chinese Welcome "Oba Mao"

New in the “you can’t make this stuff up” file, being blissfully ignorant of what’s going on in America can have its advantages. No doubt this product offered by a Chinese entrepreneur to welcome President Obama to China could find a hot market among Conservative circles in the U.S.

The Chinese have learned English from his speeches and celebrated the way he rolls up his sleeves. Now President Barack Obama is finally coming, and he’s being greeted with “Oba Mao” T-shirts and a statue of him that bursts into flames.

One Beijing shop owner wanted to see what Obama could do for sales. Liu Mingjie created “Oba Mao” T-shirts, with the president wearing the uniform of the Red Guards, who caused chaos during the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s.

I guess the Chinese know a communist when they see one.