I watched PMQs today. Biased though I may be, I have to say I think Ming's performance was solid and statesmanlike. This image was assisted by the Punch and Judy show of Blair and Cameron that preceded his question (which was on the Northern Ireland peace process).
Ming is the only politician in the Commons who can perform the elder statesman role. Forget any attempts to portray him as a young cool dood. It doesn't wash and it detracts from his clearly sellable advantages of a wise head on calm shoulders.