Here are a collection of memorable comments from Chinese Netizens:
Strange. Why isn't there anybody to hold the umbrella for him? Are they all dead or what?
Obama holding his own umbrella presents a very nice image.
What's this? Where are the American ass-kissers?
What is public servant? What is democracy? What is freedom? This clearly is.
Did the Communist Party create the rain artificially?
The goverment even made sunny days for the Olympics.
You all have not kept up with current events. Ever since an official was exposed for letting others hold his umbrella, all the Chinese leaders started holding their own umbrellas.
Obama should feel relaxed here. China, unlike other countries, will not permit public demonstrations and protests.
On the contrary, he would probably feel very unaccustomed.