‘Just a camera angle error’: state media launch spirited defence of president’s left-handed salute

As Chinese president Xi Jinping glided down Beijing’s Chang’an Avenue on Thursday to inspect the country’s Victory Day military parade, viewers at home were perplexed by the leader’s unorthodox left-handed salute to the ranks of troops. The image soon circulated widely online along with jokes about the president not knowing how to salute properly. By Friday […]