TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A kiosk at the center of the Consumer Electronics Show Asia (CES Asia) in Shanghai consumer electronics fair, bills itself as a “stress-relief” station where you can smash a life-sized bobble-head likeness of the US president with a hammer.
The not-for-sale prototype serves as a proxy for more oblique Trump-bashing heard at the annual tech fair.
A series of delighted visitors took their turns bashing Trump at the “stress-relief” station, set up by Japanese tech firm Soliton Systems, according to AFP.
Takenori Ohira, a manager with Soliton Systems’ AI robots and Internet of Things (IoT) division, said Chinese visitors were “very excited” with the display.
“The reason we chose Trump is because he is in a sense very outstanding among all the American presidents from the past,” he said slyly.
“That is why we chose him.”
The trade show, which is organized by the US Consumer Technology Association (CTA), opened this week under the shadow of the escalating trade war.
China and the US have hit each other with steep tariffs on more than $360 billion in bilateral trade, rattling financial markets and business confidence.
Technology is a key battleground, with the US pressing governments across the world to drop Chinese telecom giant Huawei from their 5G network development plans, saying it could be used by Beijing for espionage.
Huawei denies the charge.
CES Asia, which ends on Thursday, is a branch of the main CES held in Las Vegas.
The fair is a lively showcase of the latest in the gadget world including artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, facial recognition products, and other digital developments.