Israeli President Simon Peres Trending Topic on China’s Weibo


“Israel President On Weibo” has been a trending topic on leading Chinese microblog Sina Weibo over the past few days. Simon Peres registered for an account last month and the first message was posted on April 3rd, ahead of his visit to China. The most popular microblog post of the trending topic is below…

From Sina Weibo:

@ShimonPeres: Me introducing my staff to Chairman Xi. [呵呵] I am at:


Comments from Sina Weibo:


My god, I casually Baidu’d you, and you’re actually born 1923, 91 years old this year, OMG!!!


I just looked up your information, and you’re a 91-year-old man. Coming over here from so far away, please take care of your body/health!


Israel really has been very good to China. During World War II, China took in a lot of Jewish refugees helping them avoid the disaster of war, and now this ethnicity truly knows how to be thankful. This is the kind of country that China should foster good relations with, and whether it be Israel or Pakistan, these are the true brothers of China. Anyway, this president is truly so adorable, and I just love adorable uncles [older men] [害羞][害羞][害羞][害羞]


Welcome to China [呵呵]


Welcome, handsome old president.


This is the most niu live broadcasting, damn, suddenly so gao da shang, am I right? [威武]


Congratulations on Israel’s President for joining the Weibo masses. [嘻嘻][嘻嘻][嘻嘻]


Several years ago I visited Israel, and I really like that strong [resilient/tough] country. From Israel’s history, I am even more able to and even more deeply understand what the word 坚强 [strong, resilient, tough] means, which is 坚持 [perseverance] and 强大 [powerful, formidable]. Welcome to China, Israeli President Peres!


After using [呵呵], your entire Weibo post became noble and cool [呵呵]


The map shows the location of the reception is the Chaoyang district Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital – Intestinal Clinic/Department. [偷笑] [probably refers to the inaccurate location attached to the microblog post meant to show where the microblog post was posted from]



Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.


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