China has chosen the strangest way to commemorate the New Year

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Remember that time when there was a giant chicken resembling Donald Trump outside the White House?

You know, the one that looked like this?

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That particular inflatable was erected at the end of 2016 to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Rooster but it didn't appear in Washington DC until August this year.

Anyhow, the original inflatable first showed up at a Chinese shopping mall in Taiyuan, Shanxi to ring in the last Lunar New Year, which was the Year of the Rooster.

They then made it a pretty permanent statue at the mall:

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To keep things consistent they've once again immortalised Trump in the form of this year's animal which is the Year of the Dog.

Complete with the President's trademark hair, eyebrows and hand gesture, the Trump Dog is quite a sight to behold and has been shared on social media by the Chinese newspaper People's Daily.

It just so happens that Trump was born in the year of the dog, which occurs every twelve years.

Unfortunately for Trump in Chinese culture, it is considered to be bad luck if the animal of the year is the same year you were born in, as reported by Quartz.

Beside the dog statue, Trump isn't that too popular in China and heavily criticised the country during his election campaign for exploiting American trade deals.

However, since entering office Trump has taken a much softer stance on the Asian superpower and formed a good relationship with President Xi, who holds a strong influence over the volatile North Korean regime.

HT The Hill

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