My wonderful new friend in China, Angela firstname.lastname@example.org solves the mystery of the red dot on Bei's forehead. She wrote:
It’s just being cute. Chinese love to make a red dot on child’s forehead (mostly for girls). I think they just really love him, and think he is as pretty and cute as girls. In China, people could do something for either girls or boys. Such as they could dress up a boy like a girl (it happens a lot ).
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