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This Politician Had The Best Reaction To Having To Sit Through A Three-Hour Speech

Same.

Posted on October 19, 2017, at 10:56 a.m. ET

Yesterday was the beginning of China's week-long Communist Party Congress, which is held every five years.

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The summit is held in Beijing. It's where the party members decide on the country's leadership and direction for the next five years.

At 9 o'clock, Chinese President and Communist Party leader Xi Jinping took to the podium to give his policy speech.

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It lasted three hours and 23 minutes.

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Seated next to Xi was 91-year-old former president Jiang Zemin. It was actually rumored that he had died in May this year.

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It turns out he is still very much alive, apparently. In fact, here he is, reading a printout of Xi's speech...

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πŸ”ŽπŸ”ŽπŸ”Ž

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Here he is blowing his nose...

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Here he is checking the time...

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Here he is checking the time...

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Here he is just getting kind of sleepy...

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Here he is being offered a cup of tea because he looks so sleepy...

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Big yawn!

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And here he is nodding off...

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And here's another former Chinese president, Hu Jintao, showing Xi his watch after Xi sat back down. (Jiang is asleep next to them, fyi.)

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The end!

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This post was translated from Japanese.

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