Chinese proverb? Ivanka's tweet baffles China

Ivanka Trump's tweet baffled internet users in China Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team Washington, DC, USA Jun 12, 2018, 10.06 PM (IST)

As US President Trump successfully concluded his summit with North Korean leader Kim on Tuesday, Ivanka Trump's tweet a day earlier baffled Internet users in China.

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Ivanka in a tweet said: “Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it.” -Chinese Proverb. However, Chinese Internet users could not figure out what it meant as it circulated on Weibo. Even though Twitter is banned in China but the screenshot of the post went viral on the Chinese Internet.

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Several users said it is not a Chinese proverb, some were confused if Chinese philosopher Confucius said those words even as several users disagreed. Some thought Ivanka just made it up, others doubted the origin of the tweet as they scratched around to make sense of it.

 

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Several users said it is not a Chinese proverb, some were confused if Chinese philosopher Confucius said those words