Last year, when Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan visited the Imperial College London, a professor at the university gave the Chinese First Lady a shawl in a white box. The shawl must have been exquisite, as the normally graceful Peng responded with a jaw-dropping expression.
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The amusing picture sparked a Photoshop frenzy on social networking site Reddit. Netizens let their imagination fly as they replaced the white box with everything from futuristic sneakers to doughnuts.
According to Chinese media, printed on the shawl was a unique pattern generated by a computer which “analysed 700 photos of Peng.”