Chinese Government Takes ‘The Onion’ Seriously

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BEIJING — The Onion’s satirical story that declared North Korean leader Kim Jong Un the “sexiest man alive for 2012.” fooled Chinese journalists, who took the story seriously.

In China, the Onion’s story was reprinted, describing Kim’s “air of power that masks an unmistakable cute, cuddly side,” his “impeccable fashion sense, chic short hairstyle, and,” the story says, “that famous smile.”

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