Chi­nese fac­tory makes gi­ant in­flat­able ‘Trump-like’ roost­ers

Hawaii Tribune Herald - - PAGE TWO -

JI­AX­ING, China (AP) — A Chi­nese fac­tory has been do­ing a brisk busi­ness sell­ing gi­ant in­flat­able roost­ers, some as tall as 16 feet, based on a de­sign widely per­ceived in China to re­sem­ble Pres­i­den­t­elect Don­ald Trump.

Yi­fang In­flat­a­bles, a fac­tory in the city of Ji­ax­ing, near Shang­hai, be­gan sell­ing the in­flat­a­bles af­ter im­ages of a large sculp­ture of a sim­i­lar de­sign out­side a shop­ping cen­ter in the north­ern city of Taiyuan went vi­ral on so­cial me­dia last month.

Chi­nese state me­dia have de­scribed the rooster as “sport­ing the Pres­i­dent-elect’s sig­na­ture hairdo and hand ges­tures.”

Wei Qing, owner of the fac­tory in Ji­ax­ing, said they have sold about 100 of the roost­ers, in sizes from 7 to 16 feet tall, to shop­ping cen­ters in main­land China and Tai­wan. Wei said some cus­tomers think the rooster re­sem­bles Trump but that the man­u­fac­tur­ers had no say about that.

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A gi­ant in­flat­able rooster widely per­ceived in China to re­sem­ble U.S. Pres­i­den­t­elect Don­ald Trump is in­flated Fri­day at a fac­tory in Ji­ax­ing near Shang­hai.

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