China’s latest hip, cool propaganda video shows international students praising President Xi

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How do foreign visitors feel about Chinese President Xi Jinping? Let’s take a look at this totally natural and unscripted video starring a group of international students in Beijing.

The video, produced by the official Chinese Communist Party newspaper People’s Daily, features clips of students from other countries discussing their obviously very genuine feelings about Xi Jinping.

“Handsome. Yeah, he’s super charismatic,” says one girl.

“Like a brother, maybe I can say like a father,” says another student.

As propaganda videos go, this one is not particularly subtle.

Screengrab via People’s Daily/YouTube

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor