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Posted at 7:00 AM ET, 01/21/2011

STATE DINNER: Here's the animated Obama/Hu Jintao party you DIDN'T see...

By Michael Cavna

Taiwan-based animators spoofing American leaders who are shown bowing and kowtowing to Chinese visitors.

From wired pandas to red-carpet pandering, about the only thing that could further ratchet up this international send-up of this week's White House State Dinner is a little gate-crashing. Wait-wait, who's waltzing right this way? Yes, the reference-happy animators do not disappoint: It's the Salahis.

With a roster ranging from Rahm to Obama to Steve Ballmer, Next Media Animation unfurls a swell take on President Hu Jintao's Washington swing. Honestly, can anyone pirouette from amusing all-night benders to bruising human-right politics with quick, drawn-comic aplomb quite like Each week, it seems, the writing gets a little sharper, pithier, wittier.

Besides, Next Media Animation's humor reminds us: To get to a more civil discourse, we could all use a little more satirical discourse.

"Jokie" Chan, indeed.

COMING LATER TODAY:We'll announce the official winners of the 2011 Riffy Awards for Best Comics.

By Michael Cavna  | January 21, 2011; 7:00 AM ET
Categories:  The Animation  | Tags:  Hu Jintao, Next Media Animation, President Obama  
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China is waging a trade war directly and a military war through NK. Hu is refusing to budge at both. He is refusing to adjust the Yuan currency exchange rate, and refusing to help ease NK and SK tensions. Guess how NK acquired nuke technology? Even if China didn't help directly - it just looked the other way.

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