Trump’s granddaughter charms China with ‘A-plus’ Mandarin

Donald Trump's granddaughter has stolen the show on Chinese social media, after a video of the six-year-old performing traditional Chinese songs and poems went viral.

Arabella, daughter of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, reportedly began learning Mandarin from her Chinese nanny at an early age.

In the video, played at the official state dinner at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Arabella's sang of a jade green river, and lotus-studded lake, as she stood in front of an American flag.

She also recited part of the Three-Character Primer, a time-honoured Chinese children's classic, as well as ancient Chinese poems.

Chinese President Xi Jinping's wife Peng Liyuan can be seen mouthing the familiar phrases as she watches.

Weibo post

The video was dedicated to, "Grandpa Xi, and Grandma Peng", and drew warm applause, with Mr Xi awarding the little girl an "A-plus". There is a Chinese convention of young people addressing adults in affectionate terms.

On the Chinese social media platform, Weibo, the performance has taken off.

Just one post by state news agency Xinhua, alone generated more then 11.6 million views, and tens of thousands of forwards, comments and likes.

Reports carried translations of comments from her enthusiastic Weibo fans.

"This little girl is so energetic. I hope she makes contributions to China and America's relationship in the future," one person posted.

Another said: "How cute is this? Her Chinese is awesome."

"She is so cute. I hope she comes to China and helps build a bridge between our two countries," was another response, according to Mashable.

Arabella first charmed China performing during Mr Xi and his wife's US visit at her grandfather's resort Mar-a-Lago earlier this year.

External Link: Ivanka Trump's tweet praising her daughter, Arabella's performance for Chinese President Xi



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