2,000 Indian pupils wear masks of Chinese President Xi to welcome him

2,000 Indian pupils wear masks of Chinese President Xi to welcome him


Around 2,000 students at a school in Indian have donned masks bearing the image of Chinese President Xi Jinping to show their warm welcome to the Communist leader ahead of his visit to the country The students from Chennai’s Kolathur area in south-eastern India also formed President Xi’s name in Chinese with their bodies when they sat on the ground during the ceremony yesterday     Xi arrived in India today for meetings with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi  The visit came at a time of tensions over Beijing’s support for Pakistan in opposing India’s downgrading of Kashmir’s semi-autonomy and continuing restrictions on the disputed region   more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Piers Morgan and eco warrior clash over protests on ITV’s GMB Watch video Verhofstadt labels PM ‘traitor’ for ‘pushing Britain out of the EU’ Watch video Norwegian Spirit passengers demand refund after ‘holiday from hell’ Watch video Juncker refuses to accept ‘blame game which started in London’ Watch video Simon Coveney on Donald Tusk’s ‘blame game’ comments Watch video Michel Barnier: Brexit deal ‘possible’ but ‘very difficult’ Watch video One UK ticket-holder has won the £170 million EuroMillions jackpot Watch video Kerri-Anne says climate protestors should be used as speed bumps Watch video Amazing moment skiers take the plunge down an ice-encrusted canyon Watch video Aerial footage shows the Saddleridge Fire creeping towards homes Watch video White school teacher calls black parent ‘N*****’ after fender bender Watch video Sesame Street puppet Karli helps kids understand opioid crisis Around 2,000 Indian students are pictured wearing masks of China’s President Xi Jinping yesterday ahead of the leader’s visit The students are from Chennai’s Kolathur area in south-eastern India and were showing their warm greetings to the Chinese leader The picture shows the students forming Xi’s name in Chinese with their bodies by sitting on the playground with the masks more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Piers Morgan and eco warrior clash over protests on ITV’s GMB Watch video Verhofstadt labels PM ‘traitor’ for ‘pushing Britain out of the EU’ Watch video Norwegian Spirit passengers demand refund after ‘holiday from hell’ Watch video Juncker refuses to accept ‘blame game which started in London’ Watch video Simon Coveney on Donald Tusk’s ‘blame game’ comments Watch video Michel Barnier: Brexit deal ‘possible’ but ‘very difficult’ Watch video One UK ticket-holder has won the £170 million EuroMillions jackpot Watch video Kerri-Anne says climate protestors should be used as speed bumps Watch video Amazing moment skiers take the plunge down an ice-encrusted canyon Watch video Aerial footage shows the Saddleridge Fire creeping towards homes Watch video White school teacher calls black parent ‘N*****’ after fender bender Watch video Sesame Street puppet Karli helps kids understand opioid crisis RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Busy highway overpass collapses during rush hours in China NBA blocks media from interviewing players preparing for the. Apple CEO Tim Cook defends the decision to ban an app used Chinese zoo ‘glues a basket’ onto the back of a tortoise to. Kindergarten pupils are forced to ‘eat three meals a day in Furious Chinese sports fan films himself ‘ripping up a. Share this article Share The welcome ceremony took place on the school’s playground in front of a massive portrait of Xi Media in mainland China have not reported on the unusual event, but reporters in self-ruled Taiwan as well as semi-autonomous Hong Kong called the ceremony ‘curious’, ‘creative’ and ‘surprising’  Xi was greeted at the Chennai airport by Tamil Nadu state Gov. Patwarilal Purohit as a cultural group beat drums and blew horns India’s foreign ministry said Xi and Modi will meet in the seaside temple town of Mamallapuram later today and Saturday Chinese President Xi’s visit to India today and tomorrow comes at a time of tensions over Beijing’s support for Pakistan in opposing India’s downgrading of Kashmir’s semi-autonomy and continuing restrictions on the disputed region Media in mainland China have not reported on the unusual event at the school in Chennai to welcome their leader, but reporters in self-ruled Taiwan as well as semi-autonomous Hong Kong called the ceremony ‘curious’, ‘creative’ and ‘surprising’ The welcome ceremony took place on the school’s playground in front of a massive portrait of Chinese President XiModi and Xi’s one-to-one meeting in Wuhan in China in April last year also was preceded by tensions caused by a 10-week standoff between their armed forces on the Bhutan border Mamallapuram is decorated with arches studded with fruits and green vegetables. Hundreds of young children in traditional dress carrying posters with photographs of Xi and Modi waited for hours to greet the Chinese leader The town was under tight surveillance, with thousands of security personnel. Mamallapuram is 55 kilometers (35 miles) south of Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state Chinese President Xi is greeted at the Chennai airport in India on Friday after arriving for a summit with Indian Prime Minister Chinese President Xi Jinping waves to the gathering as he arrives in Chennai on Friday ahead of his meetings with Modi Indians hold a banner in Simplified Chinese welcoming Chinese President Xi Jinping outside the airport in Chennai on FridayChina claims some 90,000 square kilometers (35,000 square miles) of territory in India’s northeast, while India says China occupies 38,000 square kilometers (15,000 square miles) of its territory on the Aksai Chin Plateau in the western Himalayas  Officials have met at least 20 times to discuss the competing border claims without making significant progress The two countries fought a border war in 1962. India also is concerned about China’s moves to build strategic and economic ties with its neighbors, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and the Maldives Tensions in Kashmir, which is divided between Pakistan and India but claimed by both, have escalated since August, when India downgraded the semi-autonomy of Indian-administered Kashmir and imposed a security and communications lockdown Indian women hold placards with portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Indian women holding pictures of the Chinese and Indian leaders wait to welcome Xi outside the airport in Chennai on Friday India’s foreign ministry said Xi and Modi will meet in the seaside temple town of Mamallapuram later today and Saturday China supported Pakistan in raising India’s actions at the U N. General Assembly meeting in New York. China said India should not act unilaterally in Kashmir, a portion of which China also controls Xi arrived two days after hosting Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in Beijing.India says Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India ‘China is well aware of our position. It is not for other countries to comment on the internal affairs of India,’ India’s External Affairs Ministry said in a statement Wednesday A child sleep amidst Indian women waiting to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping outside the airport in Chennai on Friday Indian women hold portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi outside the airport A police officer stands guard near a barricade on the way to Mamallapuram where Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold talks today and tomorrow President Xi arrived in Chennai in south-eastern India todayLalit Mansingh, a former Indian ambassador to the United States, said he expected an overview of relations by the two leaders and ‘instructions on how the relationship should proceed’ He said the diplomatic damage the Chinese inflicted over India’s action in Kashmir has been done ‘This is not going to be undone. India has stuck to its position and received international support,’ he said China for its part resents India’s hosting of the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who fled Tibet in 1959 and took refuge in India Police personnel stand in the shade of banana trees at the entrance at the entrance to the summit venue in Mamallapuram Police personnel check commuters at the entrance to Mamallapuram where Modi and Xi Jinping will hold their meetings Police personnel check a vehicle at the entrance to Mamallapuram on the first day of Chinese President Xi’s visit to India A man walks past a poster welcoming Modi and Xi on the road leading to Mamallapuram where the leader will hold talksThe Tibetan Youth Congress in a statement on Friday urged Prime Minister Modi to take up the Tibetan issue with Xi during the summit ‘TYC condemns the Communist government of China and its president as long as the Communist Party continues to suppress the struggle of the Tibetan people,’ it said China says Tibet has been part of its territory for centuries, although many Tibetans say they were essentially independent for most of that time Communist troops took control of the region in 1950 after a brief military struggle Referring to India’s support for China’s position on Tibet, Mansingh said that India backs China’s territorial integrity ‘China will not keep on challenging our territorial integrity. Otherwise we will have to have to take a different view on the issue,’ he said Chinese President Xi is coming to India to meet with Modi on Friday, just weeks after Beijing supported India’s rival Pakistan in raising the issue of New Delhi’s recent actions in disputed Kashmir at the U N. General Assembly meeting Modi and Xi’s one-to-one meeting in Wuhan in China in April last year also was preceded by tensions between the neighbours Mamallapuram, 35 miles south of Chennai, is under tight surveillance during Xi’s visit with thousands of security personnel

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