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.
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