'Shady business': Modi's visit to China museum causes social media frenzy

Published: May 14, 2015
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XIAN: Indian Prime Minister Narendera Modi on Thursday visited the Terracotta Museum in China during his official three-day visit, proving yet again that he really does have a sense of style. 

Twitter was abuzz following the visit, as pictures of the prime minister with sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang–the first Emperor of China–surfaced across social media.

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Along with a white kurta-churidar and shawl, Modi sported a pair of dark glasses which he had on throughout the visit.

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The pictures showed him inspecting the sculptures closely during his tour of the museum.

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The prime minister became the subject of many jokes which are making rounds on social media.

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Reader Comments (15)

  • rajesh
    May 14, 2015 - 5:33PM

    It seems Pakistan is obsessed with Modiji. Must be wishing they had such an honest, efficient and hardworking common man as PM. Recommend

  • Cynic Waheed
    May 14, 2015 - 6:20PM

    @Rajesh – Hey buddy, trust me Pakisn isn’t obsessed – It is only ET! I couldn’t care less about Modi but seems to me Modi news is fed to us by these news outlets! They must be getting money for marketting your PM! ;)Recommend

  • May 14, 2015 - 6:34PM

    ET yet again humanising a MONSTER!Recommend

  • Ali Raza
    May 14, 2015 - 11:15PM

    Good for Chinese to show Modi about their fighting history and what he should expect in this modern era. Good Strategy China.Recommend

  • Jb
    May 14, 2015 - 11:23PM

    @rajesh: We dont elect / eulogize mass murderers.Recommend

  • Hmm
    May 15, 2015 - 12:58AM

    @Jb:
    Yesterday around 45 Shias have been murdered by Sunni Terrorists without any provocation. So Good for you to look Sunni Murderers in Pakistan, in stead of looking at the Godhra riots which was provoked by Muslims in Gujarat . It is always easy to find faults in others.Recommend

  • Sane Khan
    May 15, 2015 - 2:52AM

    @ all
    Was Modi left lone in the museum?Recommend

  • Arijit Sharma
    May 15, 2015 - 3:10AM

    @Jb: ” … @rajesh: We dont elect / eulogize mass murderers. … ”

    Abdali ? Ghori ? Recommend

  • Sumit
    May 15, 2015 - 5:48AM

    God, Pakistan- So much obsession. Leave our country and PM alone and concentrate on your own business. You people are obsessed with Modi. Indians or Indian newspapers hardly mention Nawaz Sharif or Pakistan.Recommend

  • Prank
    May 15, 2015 - 5:50AM

    @Ali Reza,

    A noted Chinese philosopher Hu Shi said, “India culturally dominated China for 20 centuries without having to send a single soldier”.

    People with mean minds and inferiority complex only think of soldiers and wars all the time. May the world see the real True Light of humanism, compassion and non-violence and get rid of dogmas.Recommend

  • somoene
    May 15, 2015 - 6:32AM

    @Ali Raza:
    I think you have no clue about Chinese fighting history. Tiny Japan ruled over China. This is the age of wikipedia. Don’t remain ignorant.Recommend

  • dotbuster
    May 15, 2015 - 9:01AM

    @Prank:
    what culture are you talking about and who is who she? never heard of him. If they’d been so dominated then how come we don’t see any converted hindus in china but lots of muslims!Recommend

  • sanjeev
    May 15, 2015 - 9:56AM

    @Jb:
    You cannot elect mass murderers because then you will have to elect almost every one in your country. All will be the leaders and no one will be a follower.Recommend

  • Vishal
    May 15, 2015 - 10:36AM

    @dotbuster : Buddist has spread in China from mars or Pakistan, correct ?Recommend

  • PANKAJ MISHRA
    May 16, 2015 - 8:24AM

    Modi’s visit to China is one of the historic events for the subcontinent.He should address the recent chinese infiltration across LAC(line of actual control).If china can resolve 17 border issues with other countries in a cordial manner,why can’t with India?I woluld like to appeal to my Pakistani friends to mount pressure on their government to resolve all the pending issues through dialogue.Four wars have been fought on this issue of ,rather your leadership should take inspration from china,despite pending border issues our economic ties are getting strengthened day by day.We should wage a war against poverty,illetracy,etcand uplift the living standards of common people.God knows when the day of prosperity will prevail?Through this esteemed newspaper i would like to thank the editor for giving me an opportunity to represent my views.Recommend

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