Beijing bun shop gets China's president as diner

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Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013 12:00 am

BEIJING (AP) - Chinese President Xi Jinping dropped in unexpectedly at a traditional Beijing bun shop, where he queued up, ordered and paid for a simple lunch of buns stuffed with pork and onions, green vegetables, and stewed pig livers and intestines.

Such visits are extremely rare - if not unheard of - for top Chinese leaders, who are usually surrounded by heavy security and are not known for mingling with the public other than at scheduled events.

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