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China's General Secretary Replaced By More Photogenic Stand-In
"Beijing, CN | The Communist Party of China today introduced the man who will stand in for General Secretary Hu Jintao at all future public appearances. The less-attractive elder statesman will be replaced by 24-year-old professional underwear model Zheng Li Luo.
A statement from the National People's Congress explained the substitution is in the best national interest of China: "We must put the country first and project the right image. Our ruthless totalitarian dictators must appear to be flawless."