“German envoy slams country’s magazine Der Spiegel which spoofed India’s population overtaking China”, Firstpost, April 28, 2023:
“Germany’s ambassador to India, Philipp Ackermann, on Thursday criticised the German publication Der Spiegel, for a cartoon the magazine had published recently, in which it had a sarcastic take on India’s population overtaking that of Asian giant China.
“In my personal opinion, the cartoon was neither funny nor appropriate. I would like to invite this cartoonist to come on a metro ride with me in Delhi. I think many metros in Germany are not as good as the Delhi Metro and the same goes for the train system. He should inquire a little more about India and know how state-of-the-art their railway system is,” Ackermann was quoted as saying by news agencies.
Soon after the announcement that India’s population had overtaken China’s, the now viral cartoon attempted to depict a comparison of “development levels” between the two countries….”
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