torsdag 24. september 2015

He said what? China's Xi Jinping makes 'House of Cards' joke

Xi Jinping did something unusual, almost unheard of, for a Chinese President: He cracked a joke. In public. Well, sort of. Talking about his three-year crackdown on corruption in a speech during his visit to the United States Tuesday, XI insisted it was aimed squarely at stamping out graft and not purging political rivals. This is not, he said, with a smile a "House of Cards" -- a reference to the Netflix blockbuster that charts the intrigue and treachery of Kevin Spacey's power hungry politico Francis Underwood. Read more