Battle of the Bears: Formosan vs. Winnie the Pooh Taiwan Shop Owner Strikes Back With Patches

A morale boost from a shop owner in Taiwan.

People on the island are rushing to buy patches that depict a Formosan black bear punching Winnie the Pooh.

The shop owner said the design is to cheer up Taiwanese troops.

In China, people often compare Chinese Communist Party head Xi Jinping to Winnie the Pooh, as a way of mocking the leader.

While Formosan black bears—also called the Taiwanese black bear—are native to Taiwan.

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