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Viral Mobile App has Netizens Digitally Clapping for Xi


Another day, another weird viral app celebrating the 19th National CPC Congress.

This one encourages Chinese internet users to vigorously clap their virtual hands at General Secretary Xi’s (three-hour) speech, which kicked off the proceedings yesterday.

What’s on Weibo reports:

The major 19th CPC National Congress started on Wednesday in Beijing with a speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping that took nearly 3,5 hours. The speech, that focused on China’s future and its rise in the world today, was repeatedly paused for the appropriate applause from the party members in the audience. With the introduction of a new game by Tencent, people can now also clap along to Xi Jinping’s speech from their own living room. The game became an online hit on October 18. It was already played over 400 million times by 9 pm Beijing time.

400 million times!

If you want to give it a whirl for whatever reason, click this link on your phone and get your clap on.


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