Local Children meets President Xi Jinping at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong
HONG KONG (June 24, 2013) President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China hosts his first meeting at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong today and is warmly welcomed by a group of cheerful children before the appointment commences.
Featuring his signature smile, President Xi Jinping is dressed in a two-button suit in a conference room setting with his hands clasped and head tilted toward a person seated to his left. Guests of Madame Tussauds Hong Kong will not only be able to meet President Xi up close, but will also have the chance to have an interactive experience and see what it would be like to have a meeting with a political leader.
Born in 1953 in Beijing, Xi Jinping was named the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Chairman of the Central Military Commission in November 2012. He was elected as China’s State President in the 12th National People's Congress in Beijing on March 14, 2013.
“It is a tremendous honour to welcome President Xi Jinping to our hallowed hall. Our visitors have expressed their desire to meet with President Xi according to an ongoing survey that we conduct to get an idea of who our visitors would like to see next. We are delighted to give people around the world the opportunity to immerse themselves in the President Xi experience, only at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong,” says Kelly Mak, General Manager of Madame Tussauds Hong Kong.
To ensure that President Xi Jinping’s wax figure was recreated with precision, the sculptors have spent six months studying hundreds of photos, as well as watching hours of video footage to produce the wax figure. President Xi’s wax figure will be on display at the Historical and National Heroes section, which further strengthens the strong array of Chinese and international leaders already present at the attraction.