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Portugal president drooled when meeting China’s Xi Jinping



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Portuguese President
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa drools while shaking hands with Chinese
President Xi Jinping.

Daniel Matias
via YouTube

  • Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa drooled
    heavily while enthusiastically greeting Chinese President Xi
    Jinping during a visit on Tuesday.
  • Xi was visiting Portugal to discuss China-European
    Union ties and potential investment, at a time where the EU is
    heavily scrutinizing Chinese investments.
  • Portugal has been eager to explore possible Chinese
    investment into its ports and infrastructure, but de Sousa may
    have come across as too eager.

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
enthusiastically greeted Chinese President Xi Jinping during a
visit on Tuesday, but in doing so let a bunch of drool escape his

Xi visited to promote China-European Union ties, at a time where
the EU has increasingly started to scrutinize Chinese investments
as potentially coercive, or designed to further the Chinese
Communist Party’s strategic goals. 

Xi’s One Belt One Road initiative, which seeks to take on massive
infrastructure projects across Asia, Africa, and Europe, has
found favor in Portugal. where the pair discussed potential
development and investment. 

Neither de Sousa or Xi remarked on the ongoing trade war with the
US during their remarks after de Sousa welcomed Xi to Lisbon.

But this is a post about de Sousa drooling heavily after shaking
hands with Xi, which was caught on camera.

Here’s the video:

China often talks up Xi as a massively important and respected
figure, but Chinese media doesn’t seem to have mentioned the

“I know the prospect of One Belt One Road investments makes
one salivate, but try to control yourself!” Laurent Thomet,
Agence France-Presse’s Beijing deputy bureau chief tweeted of the video.

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