High-level Chinese politicians generally aren't known for their baby-kissing, "man of the people" charisma. While their American counterparts strain to be unassuming -- recall Al Gore's "earth tones" obsession from 2000 -- China's leaders typically maintain a studied aloofness from the public. That's why this photograph of President Xi Jinping has raised eyebrows in China in the last few days:
Why This Seemingly Innocuous Photo of Xi Jinping Is So Important
A simple act of rolling his pants up -- and holding his own umbrella -- shows a president eager to show a common touch.