What could have otherwise been a routine, perhaps boring visit of a state official, no less than by incoming Premier Li Keqiang, in China's poor areas became a source of amused and giddy laughs when a bare bottomed Chinese boy stole the limelight during the interview video that was flashed all over the country.
Screen Capture Chinese Bare Bottomed Boy Steals Limelight During Incoming Premier Li Keqiang’s Visit to China’s Poor Homes
No amount of crisis management planning could have predicted that the moment between Mr Li and Gao Junping, an impoverished 56-year-old farmer, would be stolen by one unscripted moment when the boy would pop out of a wardrobe behind them wearing no underwear on. Mr Gao is the father of the boy. The interview between the two men happened at the bedroom at Mr Gao's house.
Mr Gao's decision to hide his son inside the wardrobe closet did not stem from any child abuse matter. Because they got word that a group state officials, led no less than by Mr Li, and journalists were coming to their house, the farmer and his wife immediately organised their humble house, and perhaps even told their boy to hide himself somewhere else.