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‘Oba Mao’ Items Now Popular In China

Also from Red China’s People’s Daily Online:

"Oba Mao" items popular with foreign tourists in Beijing

Pouches printed with a mixed image of U.S. President Barack Obama and late Chinese leader Mao Zedong are on sale at a small souvenir shop in Houhai, a famous tourist area in Beijing, on Thursday, September 24, 2009.

A souvenir shop in the popular Houhai tourist area of Beijing has recently become quite famous because it is selling products with the image of U.S. President Barack Obama’s face imprinted over that of China’s late leader Mao Zedong, CCTV.com reports.

T-shirts and pouches with the "Oba Mao" design, a creative idea by shop owner Liu Mingjie, have attracted the attention of many foreign tourists.

"We usually sell souvenirs printed with historical figures," Liu said. "Oba Mao is my new creation. The souvenirs with this logo are quite popular among visitors, foreign tourists in particular."

The shop has sold thousands of products bearing the Oba Mao design since stocks arrived just over a month ago, Liu said.

Another case of art imitating life.

Oh, we almost forgot to add the obligatory – this is surely racist.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, September 29th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “‘Oba Mao’ Items Now Popular In China”

  1. Reality Bytes says:

    When the Chinese make fun of you by calling you a commie, that’s sayin’ something.

  2. Right of the People says:

    Was that historical or hysterical figures?

  3. P. Aaron says:

    Those will probably go over well at the next DNC Convention.

  4. Reality Bytes says:

    I dunno – somehow this fits for me.


  5. Rusty Shackleford says:

    O-bama-oo-mao-mao, O-bama-oo-mao-mao-mao, Have you heard about the bird? Everybody knows that the bird is the word…

    Anyone else got that going through their head?

    @1:28 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZThquH5t0ow

  6. proreason says:

    Who would know better about Obamy’s true colors that the country impovrished by Mao himself.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      It has got to be pretty crowded around that Hookah.
      But I could be blowing smoke!

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