That is some aggressive diplomacy trying to wedge a split in US global alliance. But it seems to be working.
Anyway Off Topic I really wanted some chinese members to help me regarding a recent article I read.
This was written by a Chinese Author, Mu Chunshan. A Beijing-based journalist and is from the prestigious "Diplomat" magazine.
The article says,
"Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has an unusual nickname on the Chinese internet: Modi Laoxian
Laoxian refers to an elderly immortal with some weird abilities. The nickname implies that Chinese netizens think Modi is different – even more amazing – than other leaders. They point to both his dress and physical appearance, seen as laoxian-like, and some of his policies, which are different from India’s previous ones.
In particular, as discussed above, India led by Modi can maintain a balance among major countries in the world. Whether it is Russia, the United States, or Global South countries, India can enjoy friendly ties with all of them, which is very admirable to some Chinese netizens. So the word “laoxian” reflects the complex sentiment of Chinese people toward Modi, combining curiosity, astonishment, and perhaps a dash of cynicism.
I have been doing international media reports for nearly 20 years and it is rare for Chinese netizens to give a nickname to a foreign leader. Modi’s nickname stands out above all others. Clearly he has made an impression on Chinese public opinion."
How accurate is this assessment and what does (莫迪老仙) mean in Chinese ?
can you assist ?