From warning India of China's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and its military spending to calling PM Narendra Modi's Leh visit a political stunt, Global Times Editor-in-Chief Hu Xijin has grabbed all the headlines and is basking in his new-found popularity on Twitter after the violent face-off with China's PLA troops in the Galwan Valley of Eastern Ladakh on June 15.
On Saturday, Hu Xijin said that he has read Nobel laureate Rabindarnath Tagore’s poems and is also a fan of Bollywood movies. However, he added that India must curb its swelling nationalism.
Taking to Twitter he wrote, "I read Tagore’s great poems when I was young. I am also a fan of Bollywood movies. Indian elite’s achievements at the global stage are impressive. However, I think India must curb its swelling nationalism. India’s collective psychology toward neighboring China has gone wrong."
Meanwhile, Hu Xijin's tweet received hilarious responses. "I played Chinese whispers when I was young. I am also a fan of Manchurian rice. China's elite's achievement inside mainland are impressive. However, I think China must publicly apologize to the world. Its plan has gone wrong," a Twitter user wrote.
"I appreciate Chinese food, though I think we make it better, Chinese Gods and tradition of ancestor worship, which the Communists almost crushed, the beautiful synthesis of Confucianism and Buddhism, many Chinese and Chinese diaspora but CCP aggression will be defeated," said another Twitter user.
Here are a few Twitter reactions: