Now we love a man who can wave and sit on a horse with the best of them, and he’s really shaken it up by going for dark suits instead of his old man’s favoured khaki, but the Supreme-Dear-Master-Grand Poobah leader the sexiest?

But China’s People’s Daily, quoting from popular US news satire website The Onion, reported the news as real: “He has that rare ability to somehow be completely adorable and completely macho at the same time.”

Maybe The Onion wasn’t joking, after all – check out this gallery in his honour to decide for yourself.

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