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>> It's the Chinese proverb that's left Chinese people guessing. Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those doing it. Ivanka Trump tweeted the so called ancient words on Monday, in support of her father's upcoming Singapore Summit, and she attributed to a Chinese proverb. The only problem, it's origin as sage advice appears to be shrouded in mystery.
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I'm Anita Li in Shanghai. People here in China are confused over the origin of Ivanka's sage advice. On China's Weibo, the local equivalent of Twitter, users are trying to figure out the original quote in Chinese, but none of them can agree on where it's from. Some suggest it should be a good dog never stands in the way.
00:00:44
Or maybe it's a quote from Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. But the one that's got the most thumbs from Chinese online users, is a popular internet phrase used often by people facing unwanted criticism. If you can do it, do it, if you can't shut up. Quote Investigator, an internet website that looks at the origin of quotations says the expression might have evolved from a comment in the periodical based in Chicago, Illinois, in the early 1900s.
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The tweet was posted before the meeting between Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. After months of calling each other names, the two leaders shook hands in Singapore and exchanged taps on the back.>>
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]>> Trump said he had formed a very special bond with Kim, while Kim described the Summit as good prelude to peace.
00:01:36
Luckily, whilst the two them spoke those historic words, neither was interrupted.>>
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