Xi, Scholz: a view by formal pic analysis
This is also a woman’s view: A woman that is a farmer.
Take a good look at the first formal picture:
Look at Scholz’s arms and shoulders – arms fluffed out like a cockerel and shoulders drawn up to make himself look bigger and if you do that, your feet must point to the front, otherwise it is really difficult.
What is a cockerel? Well, it is not a Rooster – it is young male chicken. But Scholz is not young, so from this picture, to farmer’s eyes, it looks like he never outgrew adolescence. It is a caricature. Scholz is physically stressed and stands as if he has to protect the maleness!
Xi Jinping is calm, and physically not stressed whatsoever. He is totally cool, calm and collected.
Now may I ask, knowing that there were hundreds of formal photos taken, why did Xinhua choose this one?
On the second formal photo, Xi Jinping reaches out a hand, completely in control, and the look in Scholz’s eyes is like he is imminently expecting to be assigned self-punishment, Dobbie the house-elf style. He has also forgotten to fluff his feathers up, to look bigger.
Is this a tongue-in-cheek short essay, or is it not? There may be one, but I have not seen any pic of the two of them shaking hands.
In seriousness, these are the German businesses that are traveling with Scholz. In a sense, this is an emergency visit, pretending to be an equal summit.
China will welcome them in, but China will drive a hard bargain and not leave space for the west to crawl in.