While some criticised President Trump for his failure to send Lunar New Year greetings to the Asian community, his granddaughter has charmed China.
Ivanka Turmp shared a video of her five-year-old daughter Arabella Kushner singing a Chinese New Year greeting in Mandarin on Thursday. The clip was later reposted on microblogging site Weibo and it quickly went viral.
According to Mashable, the video racked up 18 million views less than 24 hours after the Ivanka's original Instagram post.
Arabella, who has reportedly been learning Mandarin since she was 18 months old and has previously wowed the nation by reciting a poem in Chinese, can be heard saying: "Happy New Year, happy New Year, happy New Year everyone! We're singing and we're dancing, happy New Year everyone!"
Her greetings come after Ivanka made an appearance at the Chinese embassy in Washington on Wednesday evening with Arabella in tow.
As Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in China, it has become an occasion for world leaders to offer messages, but the Chinese media noticed that Trump did not send his greetings to mark the holiday. Instead, the acting secretary of state issued a statement "on behalf of President Trump and the American people".
Ivanka and Arabella's presence at the celebration went down well, though. The Guardian reports that the hashtag #Trump'sDaughterVisitsChina'sEmbassy broke the top 10 on the country's version of Twitter.
"Her appearance at the Chinese embassy, with a certain political and diplomatic significance, could be invigorating to the China-US relationship," the Global Times said.