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China 'loves' Helle Thorning-Schmidt

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China 'loves' Helle Thorning-Schmidt
Thorning-Schmidt appears to be almost as popular as the Little Mermaid. Photo: Olli Geibel/Scanpix
13:09 CEST+02:00
Denmark's prime minister or celebrity? Hard to tell in this video footage of Chinese students' over-the-top greeting.
Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt was greeted by a very enthusiastic and well-prepared crowd at a Beijing school on Friday. 
 
In China to promote Chinese-Danish business relations, the PM was treated like a rock star by cheering students. 
 
 
Waving Danish and Chinese flags, the children chanted "We love you" in both English and Danish as Thorning-Schmidt smiled and waved. 
 
The prime minister was not the only Danish woman to receive adoration from the Chinese students. In a video posted on the Instagram account of DR’s Asia correspondent, Philip Khokhar, children can also be seen holding signs declaring their love for the Little Mermaid. 
 
See the footage here:

 
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