Li Zhongkai’s official picture left many questioning whether he really could be 38 years old. Photo: Chinanews.com

Is age just a number? Chinese official’s picture sparks national guessing game

  • Web users speculate about whether grizzled cadre’s workload has taken its toll as they question whether he really is only 38
  • Town official blames long hours and irregular workload for making his hair go prematurely grey
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Li Zhongkai’s official picture left many questioning whether he really could be 38 years old. Photo: Chinanews.com
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Alice Shen

Alice Shen

Alice is a Hong Kong economy and business reporter at the South China Morning Post. Born in central China and raised in the northwestern province of Xinjiang, she studied biology, economics and journalism in Peking University and Boston University.