Blogger Z! has this anecdotal story of interest today. Excerpt:
...In a shop in Beijing (a city in which guides tell you NOT to talk politics), [my cousins who recently visited China] saw row upon row of T shirts and coin purses that have a picture of Obama on them and the words OBA-MAO! My cousins asked how they heck they could do that and WHY? They said people in CHINA say that Obama's "MAO'S MOST FAMOUS STUDENT".......My cousins were stunned. The shop owner said "We here in Beijing think America's more Communist than we are now...we get to keep some of our money now."...Be sure to read Z's entire post by clicking on the above link!
More information via this Google search of Obamao.
And remember THIS about the Obamas' first Christmas in the White House?