What is Wrong with this Xinhua News Photo with President Hu?

In June, a lot of algae appeared in Qingdao, China where the 2008 Olympics will have the sailing events.  This official Xinhua News picture of China President Hu Jintao inspecting the Olympic preparations in Qingdao is too funny. Do you see what is wrong in this photo?

Xinhua News photo of China President Hu Jintao inspecting Qingdao Olympic sailing venue

On KDS Forum:

Everyone come find what’s wrong with this picture~~~
Xinhua News web address

Xinhua News photo of China President Hu Jintao shown to have been digitally altered or Photoshopped


Left and right are different pictures, combined to hide the non-harmonious things. However, it was combined very poorly.

It was probably because the reporter did not have any good pictures and since he could not produce any good pictures, he made this to save his job.

The bandits of the mountain are incredible.

When this is also Photoshopped, of course there will be fake South China tigers.

They learned this from CNN.

Actually, his picture has another problem too.

The white person on the very left side and the very right side is also the same person.

The government’s credibility is a complete mess.

Sigh such a stupid mistake!!!!!! The government is ruined!

Boss Hu will be pissed when he sees this online!!!!!!!

No “wu mao dang” in this topic?
None of KDS’s famous “wu mao dang” are present?

Very silly very naive?

There is no hope left for China…

I have never had any hope for China

Wait for the “wu mao dang” to come criticize you.

Once everyone plays “what is wrong with this picture?”  does each person become so excited?! Was there anything actually wrong in the news? Is this so bad like CNN’s way of distorting the facts, to their degree? Everyone finish reading before saying something.

Harmonious China is so harmonious!!

Our communist party is too funny!

Wouldn’t it have been easier to just dye the green algae blue?

Why not just create a new event on the green algae—–grass-rowing.

Here is the original news article (in case the government changes it) and all the Photoshop mistakes:

Original Xinhua News website screenshot with Photoshopped image, in case Xinhua changes it...

Xinhua News photo of China President Hu Jintao with all Photoshop mistakes highlighted


Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.


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