Picture Of Xi Jinping Dressed In Indian Attire Is Fake

A reverse image search shows the original photo, when Imran Khan met Xi Jinping in Beijing in November 2018, has been doctored.

A photo showing Chinese President Xi Jinping, wearing a traditional Indian outfit, while meeting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, is photoshopped.

The doctored picture is being shared on the back of the Chinese leader's recent two-day visit to Chennai to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi as part of an 'informal summit' between India and China.

Among the highlights of the visit was PM Modi donning a traditional Tamil 'karai vesthi' outfit.

The fake image is being shared with a caption in Malyalam that roughly translates to 'see the real Modi magic, here is the Chinese premier who went to Pakistan … In Indian dress.'

Original text : ഹെല്ലോ .... അൽ കമ്മീസ്..അൽ സഖാപ്പീസ് ...അൽ സുടാപ്പിസ്....യഥാർഥ മോഡി മാജിക് നിങ്ങള്ക്ക് കാണണോ...ദാണ്ടെ കിടക്കുന്നു......ഭാരതത്തിൽ നിന്ന് പാകിസ്ഥാനിൽ പോയ ചൈനീസ് പ്രീമിയർ......ഇന്ത്യൻ ഡ്രെസ്സിൽ......

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The poorly photoshopped image appears to make Xi Jinping floating above the carpet.


The fake image was created as satire by @Atheist_Krishna a known photoshopp artist on Twitter and is now being shared as real.

A Google reverse image search of the photo shows that it has been doctored. Xi Jinping can be seen wearing a black suit with a white shirt and blue tie.

The original photo was shot by Reuters photographer Thomas Peter - when Imran Khan visited Beijing in November 2018. The image is part of a slide show on the wire news agency's website and can be viewed here.

Claim Review :  Photo shows Xi Jinping dressed in Indian attire
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