Modi’s Chinese greeting stirs controversy

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Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi speaks during an event in New Delhi, India, 04 May 2015.

Modi’s Chinese greeting stirs controversy


Ahead of his May 14-16 visit to China, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi went on China’s Twitter-like Weibo site and posted: “Hello China! Looking forward to interacting with Chinese friends through Weibo”.

Modi, who prides himself on using social media (among world leaders, he has one of the biggest followings on Twitter after United States President Barack Obama and Pope Francis), was reportedly surprised by the response his Weibo post.

According to the Financial Times, most responses ...


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