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   China's new leader Xi Jinping used to work on a farm in Iowa and his daughter is studying at Harvard

16 Nov 2012 10:23 AM   |   6269 clicks   |   Yahoo
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ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  
Film at 11

16 Nov 2012 10:24 AM
Arkanaut    [TotalFark]  
The Iowa thing isn't news anymore -- Xi came to the US a few months ago(can't remember exactly?) and actually met up with the Iowan family that hosted him way back when. The Harvard thing is kinda new, I guess.

16 Nov 2012 10:25 AM
Theaetetus     
How strange! Like you, Subby, I thought that all Chinese people were backwards isolationists working in rice paddies who cut themselves off from globalization! The very thought that one of them might have access to a plane and be able to travel across the world? Shocking!

16 Nov 2012 10:25 AM
chard     
Romero reports: leaders of nations tend to send their children to good schools. Film at 11.

16 Nov 2012 10:26 AM
Sargun     

ChipNASA: Film at Xi


16 Nov 2012 10:27 AM
H31N0US     
They all send their kids to Harvard.

16 Nov 2012 10:27 AM
SkunkWerks     
Strange?

How so? You think China has good schools? And even if they did, do you really think that indoctrination and lessons in conformity are the best curriculum for a future world leader?

16 Nov 2012 10:28 AM
NephilimNexus     
Yamamoto went to Harvard, what's the big deal?

16 Nov 2012 10:28 AM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  

Sargun: ChipNASA: Film at Xi


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16 Nov 2012 10:29 AM
Erom     
This headline is misleading, the article says he studied agriculture in Iowa on a farm when he was a bureaucrat. That's a far cry from 'working on a farm"

16 Nov 2012 10:31 AM
Shaggy_C     
In the global economy it is necessary for leaders to have international experience. The current leader of North Korea lived in Germany for a good part of his childhood; the appointed leader of Greece, Lucas Papademos, was a professor at Columbia, and the current American president is actually from Kenya. It's not surprising at all that the leader of the world's second largest economy lived in the United States.

16 Nov 2012 10:32 AM
AverageAmericanGuy     
And we can embrace him as a human and let our manufacturing jobs flow over to China, or we can treat him as the representative of our primary economic competition and fight the good fight to keep those manufacturing jobs in America.

We know what Romney would have done. Will Obama also do the right thing?

16 Nov 2012 10:32 AM
kbronsito    [TotalFark]  
Was his Iowa connection the deciding factor that allowed him to pull ahead in the Chinese primaries?

16 Nov 2012 10:32 AM
SkunkWerks     

Erom: This headline is misleading, the article says he studied agriculture in Iowa on a farm when he was a bureaucrat. That's a far cry from 'working on a farm"


It makes him sound more agrarian though. Grass roots and all that.

It's an accident, I'm sure.

16 Nov 2012 10:33 AM
cs30109     

Erom: This headline is misleading, the article says he studied agriculture in Iowa on a farm when he was a bureaucrat. That's a far cry from 'working on a farm"


True, but he was forced to work on a farm in China during the cultural revolution.

16 Nov 2012 10:33 AM
SkunkWerks     

AverageAmericanGuy: We know what Romney would have done. Will Obama also do the right thing?


Pump the country for all the money it's worth and leave it a hollowed out shell, ditching it when it's of no further use?

Well, alright...

16 Nov 2012 10:34 AM
Theaetetus     

kbronsito: Was his Iowa connection the deciding factor that allowed him to pull ahead in the Chinese primaries?


As goes Iowa, so goes the People's Republic?

16 Nov 2012 10:34 AM
RumsfeldsReplacement     
is his daughter hot?

16 Nov 2012 10:36 AM
Arkanaut    [TotalFark]  

Shaggy_C: In the global economy it is necessary for leaders to have international experience. The current leader of North Korea lived in Germany for a good part of his childhood; the appointed leader of Greece, Lucas Papademos, was a professor at Columbia, and the current American president is actually from Kenya. It's not surprising at all that the leader of the world's second largest economy lived in the United States.


lulz

I would add to the list that Papademos's predecessor, George Papandreou, was actually born in the US; and the current president of Estonia, Toomas Ilves, grew up in New Jersey after his family escaped from the former USSR.

16 Nov 2012 10:37 AM
WTFDYW     
His wife is HOT!

16 Nov 2012 10:37 AM
thirdwestdoak     
Living the American dream... oh wait.

16 Nov 2012 10:38 AM
ThrobblefootSpectre     
Isoroku Yamamoto, the man who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor, studied at Harvard.

16 Nov 2012 10:39 AM
Shrugging Atlas     
Next up: Captain of the Enterprise

16 Nov 2012 10:40 AM
stickandmove     

Theaetetus: kbronsito: Was his Iowa connection the deciding factor that allowed him to pull ahead in the Chinese primaries?

As goes Iowa, so goes the People's Republic?


Unlinke his challenger, he cares about the other Xlvii percent

16 Nov 2012 10:40 AM
BitwiseShift     
The honchos from Springfield always send their kids to study in Shelbyville and vice versa.



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16 Nov 2012 10:40 AM
maxheck     
Pretty much every head of state you've ever heard of (and most of the ones you haven't) studied abroad.

It's the ones who don't even have a passport before their election you have to wonder about (I'm looking at you, G.W. Bush.)

16 Nov 2012 10:44 AM
reillan     

ChipNASA: Sargun: ChipNASA: Film at Xi

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It was a really subtle one though. Until Sargun pointed it out, I was like "uh... ok..." :)

/maybe I'm just slow today.
//maybe not just today.

16 Nov 2012 10:45 AM
qorkfiend     

ThrobblefootSpectre: Isoroku Yamamoto, the man who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor, studied at Harvard.


I thought it was Princeton.

Either way, larger point remains valid; Asians have been coming to the US for higher education for decades. I'm sure there's also a large element of "know your enemy" involved, as well.

16 Nov 2012 10:45 AM
TheOther     
spending most of his teenage years living in a cave

Emo 11

16 Nov 2012 10:46 AM
Snarfangel     
The 59-year-old military chief, officially unveiled as China's new president today, has pledged to make the country 'stronger and more powerful'

'Also, more able, able-bodied, active, athletic, big, capable, durable, enduring, energetic, firm, fixed, forceful, forcible, hale, hard as nails, hardy, hearty, heavy, heavy-duty, in fine feather, mighty, muscular, reinforced, robust, rugged, secure, sinewy, solid, sound, stable, stalwart, stark, staunch, steady, stout, strapping, sturdy, substantial, tenacious, tough, unyielding, vigorous, well-built, well-founded, well-made --'

And then the other communists wrestled away his thesaurus.

16 Nov 2012 10:46 AM
amindtat     
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16 Nov 2012 10:46 AM
Rapmaster2000     

Theaetetus: How strange! Like you, Subby, I thought that all Chinese people were backwards isolationists working in rice paddies who cut themselves off from globalization! The very thought that one of them might have access to a plane and be able to travel across the world? Shocking!


Sounds like Obongo. I for one long for the days of real patriots who never travel far from home. Men like Stalin or Mao.

16 Nov 2012 10:53 AM
VRaptor117     

qorkfiend: ThrobblefootSpectre: Isoroku Yamamoto, the man who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor, studied at Harvard.

I thought it was Princeton.

Either way, larger point remains valid; Asians have been coming to the US for higher education for decades. I'm sure there's also a large element of "know your enemy" involved, as well.


Bingo. It's unfortunate that more Americans don't get the opportunity to travel to different parts of the globe while they're young. It makes it much easier to stereotype an enemy.

16 Nov 2012 10:54 AM
I_Love_Cheesecake     

WTFDYW: His wife is HOT!


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ORLY?

16 Nov 2012 10:56 AM
Loucifer     
I've always liked Xi. He's worth 50 points if you place him correctly on a triple letter square.

16 Nov 2012 11:04 AM
Red_Fox     
"the 'compromise candidate'"

I think he's more of a dictator than a candidate.

16 Nov 2012 11:06 AM
IamAwake     

AverageAmericanGuy: We know what Romney would have donei>

outsourced all the jobs, fire all the workers, increase executive bonuses, leave hollowed-out shells of companies? Like he did to make his fortune?

Or just strapped them to the roof of his car for a 12hour trip?

Chances are, you're either part of or not far away from the 47% that doesn't matter anyway. Median income is $50k, no idea what it would be at 47% but it wouldn't be terribly much lower than that. I won't ask how much you make - we'll let you keep that as personal info.


16 Nov 2012 11:07 AM
IamAwake     
oh well boo. stupid non-closed italics tag...

16 Nov 2012 11:07 AM
ThrobblefootSpectre     

VRaptor117: Bingo. It's unfortunate that more Americans don't get the opportunity to travel to different parts of the globe while they're young. It makes it much easier to stereotype an enemy.


Well, I've been to the bahamas. Just in case we decide to bomb the hell out of those bastards.

16 Nov 2012 11:08 AM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     

reillan: ChipNASA: Sargun: ChipNASA: Film at Xi

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It was a really subtle one though. Until Sargun pointed it out, I was like "uh... ok..." :)

/maybe I'm just slow today.
//maybe not just today.


This.

16 Nov 2012 11:11 AM
Snarfangel     

I_Love_Cheesecake: WTFDYW: His wife is HOT!

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ORLY?


His wife was hot!

16 Nov 2012 11:11 AM
probesport     
So he was outsourced.

16 Nov 2012 11:12 AM
Aidan     
He seems reassuringly not crazy. But only time will tell.

16 Nov 2012 11:14 AM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     
Ok I RTFA, but disappointed. He didn't escalate the Iowa farm wars by selling his hosts hunter-seekers? No tractors that drive themselves possibly violating the Jihad?

16 Nov 2012 11:16 AM
sleeps in trees     
Maybe for some Americans? I went to school in Europe and Aussies up here in Vancouver are as common as a double double in a hockey rink.

16 Nov 2012 11:17 AM
Arkanaut    [TotalFark]  

Red_Fox: "the 'compromise candidate'"

I think he's more of a dictator than a candidate.


He's a candidate in the sense that there were twenty-odd people who got to select him for the position behind closed doors.

16 Nov 2012 11:18 AM
GranoblasticMan     

Fark Rye For Many Whores: reillan: ChipNASA: Sargun: ChipNASA: Film at Xi

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It was a really subtle one though. Until Sargun pointed it out, I was like "uh... ok..." :)

/maybe I'm just slow today.
//maybe not just today.

This.


I might not have gotten it if it weren't for yesterday's thread, Eleven Jinping becomes new leader of China.

16 Nov 2012 11:19 AM
Prevailing Wind    [TotalFark]  

I_Love_Cheesecake: WTFDYW: His wife is HOT!

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ORLY?


I would maybe tip her an extra $40 for the HE...but only if she was good at the table shower.

16 Nov 2012 11:19 AM
GranoblasticMan     

Arkanaut: Red_Fox: "the 'compromise candidate'"

I think he's more of a dictator than a candidate.

He's a candidate in the sense that there were twenty-odd people who got to select him for the position behind closed doors.


I wonder if he's from Northeast China!

16 Nov 2012 11:21 AM
iaazathot     

Erom: This headline is misleading, the article says he studied agriculture in Iowa on a farm when he was a bureaucrat. That's a far cry from 'working on a farm"


Because if there is one thing we know about the Chineses, it's that they are lazy...

16 Nov 2012 11:28 AM
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