Chinese politician Yao Xiang, from Shanxi Province, caused controversy today by turning up at the 18th Communist Party Congress in yellow dungarees and red and white striped shirt in stark contrast to his 2,000 fellow delegates wearing traditional grey politically correct suits.
A spokesman for the Communist Party said, “Most Chinese politicians wear clothes that are politically correct and quite anonymous. It's about being one of the people. Yao Xiang has overstepped the mark and his future, apart from his future as a politician, is now in some doubt.”
A representative from Amnesty International said that Yao Xiang’s fashion faux pas has blurred more important issues of growing social unrest in China, as well as public anger at working conditions and a yawning gap between rich and poor.
British style guru Gok Wan, commented, “I’ve made several attempts to influence the Chinese political fashion scene but for some weird reason I’ve been ignored despite a history of getting women's tits out. Positions of leadership in China demand that colours are quite dark, shoes are muted and a crisp white shirt must be worn to show clean lines. So frankly, Yao Xiang has crispy ducked up.”
In an interview from a safe house in Nepal Mr Yao Xiang said, “I was in fact on my way to my nephew’s fancy dress birthday party dressed as Ronald McDonald but got called to the conference en route and didn’t have time to change. I sincerely apologise for bringing the Party into disrepute and send my wife and children first class tickets out of Beijing on the next possible flight.”