Sur Facebook, le président chinois Xi Jinping compare le Musée international d'horlogerie à la Cité interdite

En visite d'Etat en Suisse dimanche et lundi et de passage au Forum de Davos mardi, le président chinois Xi Jinping s'est fendu de nombreux posts sur son compte Facebook officiel, retraçant son séjour. Parmi les endroits évoqués, on trouve La Chaux-de-Fonds. Le "grand timonier" actuel compare notre Musée international d'horlogerie à la Cité interdite de Pékin.
18 janv. 2017, 16:02
/ Màj. le 18 janv. 2017 à 17:52
Le bâtiment du MIH a été construit en 1974.

Comparer le Musée international d'horlogerie (MIH) de La Chaux-de-Fonds à la Cité interdite de Pékin, voilà une idée qui ne serait pas spontanément venue à tous. Xi Jinping, président de la République populaire de Chine, a osé le rapprochement.

En visite d'Etat en Suisse dimanche et lundi et de passage au Forum économique de Davos mardi, l'actuel "grand timonier" s'est fendu de nombreux posts sur son compte Facebook officiel, retraçant son séjour. Une stratégie communicationnelle analysée ce mercredi par nos confrères du Temps.

Ce lundi, entre deux photos de rencontres officielles, le dirigeant de l'un des systèmes les plus répressifs au monde en terme de liberté d'expression a ainsi posté quatre photos, confrontant le MIH et le "Palais ancien" comme l'appellent les habitants de l'Empire du Milieu.

"Les montres les plus exquises et les plus chères du monde"

"Aussi appelé Cité Interdite, le Musée du Palais de Pékin a été construit sur le palais impérial des dynasties Ming et Qing. Depuis 1925, le musée abrite la plus grande collection d'artefacts et d'oeuvres d'art impériaux chinois", peut-on lire en ligne.

Et le texte se poursuit: "La Chaux-de-Fonds, vénérable ville suisse, est le berceau des horloges et des montres les plus exquises et les plus chères du monde (sic). Le Musée international d'horlogerie héberge le meilleur artisanat de l'horlogerie suisse, avec une collection de plus de 4'500 montres anciennes et modernes."

De la même manière, Xi Jinping n'a pas hésité pas à poster côte à côte les pandas géants de sa Chine natale à nos chiens Saint-Bernard. Idem avec ses images de "hot pots" chinois et de caquelons à fondue.

China's President Xi Jinping and his..spouse Peng Liyuan, right, arrive at the Airport Zurich for a two days state visit to Switzerland at the airport in Zurich, Switzerland, Sunday, January 15, 2017. (KEYSTONE/Walter Bieri)
China's President Xi Jinping and his..spouse Peng Liyuan, right, arrive at the Airport Zurich for a two days state visit to Switzerland at the airport in Zurich, Switzerland, Sunday, January 15, 2017. (KEYSTONE/Walter Bieri) ©© KEYSTONE / WALTER BIERI
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) is welcomed by Swiss President Doris Leuthard (frontL) upon his arrival for an official visit to Switzerland at the airport in Zurich, Switzerland January 15, 2017.  (KEYSTONE/REUTERS POOL/Arnd Wiegmann..
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) is welcomed by Swiss President Doris Leuthard (frontL) upon his arrival for an official visit to Switzerland at the airport in Zurich, Switzerland January 15, 2017. (KEYSTONE/REUTERS POOL/Arnd Wiegmann.. ©KEYSTONE
Chinese President Xi Jinping (2nd L) and his wife Peng Liyuan (L), Swiss President Doris Leuthard (2ndR) and her husband Roland Hausin listen to the national anthems during a welcome ceremony at the airport in Zurich, Switzerland January 15, 2017.  (KEYSTONE/REUTERS POOL/Arnd Wiegmann)..
Chinese President Xi Jinping (2nd L) and his wife Peng Liyuan (L), Swiss President Doris Leuthard (2ndR) and her husband Roland Hausin listen to the national anthems during a welcome ceremony at the airport in Zurich, Switzerland January 15, 2017. (KEYSTONE/REUTERS POOL/Arnd Wiegmann).. ©KEYSTONE
China's President Xi Jinping, center, his..spouse Peng Liyuan, left, and Swiss Federal President Doris Leuthard, right, during the arrival ceremony at the airport Zurich Sunday, January 15, 2017. Xi is on a two days state visit to Switzerland. (KEYSTONE/Walter Bieri)
China's President Xi Jinping, center, his..spouse Peng Liyuan, left, and Swiss Federal President Doris Leuthard, right, during the arrival ceremony at the airport Zurich Sunday, January 15, 2017. Xi is on a two days state visit to Switzerland. (KEYSTONE/Walter Bieri) ©© KEYSTONE / WALTER BIERI
China's President Xi Jinping and Swiss Federal President Doris Leuthard, left, inspect the honour guard during the arrival ceremony for Xi's two days state visit to Switzerland at the airport in Zurich, Switzerland, Sunday, January 15, 2017. (KEYSTONE/Walter Bieri)
China's President Xi Jinping and Swiss Federal President Doris Leuthard, left, inspect the honour guard during the arrival ceremony for Xi's two days state visit to Switzerland at the airport in Zurich, Switzerland, Sunday, January 15, 2017. (KEYSTONE/Walter Bieri) ©© KEYSTONE / WALTER BIERI
China's President Xi Jinping, right, speaks in the house of parliament during his two days state visit to Switzerland, in Bern, Switzerland, on Sunday, January 15, 2017. (KEYSTONE/POOL/Peter Klaunzer)
China's President Xi Jinping, right, speaks in the house of parliament during his two days state visit to Switzerland, in Bern, Switzerland, on Sunday, January 15, 2017. (KEYSTONE/POOL/Peter Klaunzer) ©© KEYSTONE / PETER KLAUNZER
Swiss Federal President Doris Leuthard speaks in the house of parliament during the visit of China's President Xi Jinping to Switzerland, in Bern, Switzerland, on Sunday, January 15, 2017. (KEYSTONE/POOL/Peter Klaunzer)
Swiss Federal President Doris Leuthard speaks in the house of parliament during the visit of China's President Xi Jinping to Switzerland, in Bern, Switzerland, on Sunday, January 15, 2017. (KEYSTONE/POOL/Peter Klaunzer) ©© KEYSTONE / PETER KLAUNZER
Chinese President Xi Jinping, third from left, and his wife Peng Liyuan, forth from left, sit together with Swiss President Doris Leuthard, right, in a train on their way to Bern, in Switzerland, on January 15, 2017. (KEYSTONE/REUTERS POOL/Arnd Wiegmann)
Chinese President Xi Jinping, third from left, and his wife Peng Liyuan, forth from left, sit together with Swiss President Doris Leuthard, right, in a train on their way to Bern, in Switzerland, on January 15, 2017. (KEYSTONE/REUTERS POOL/Arnd Wiegmann) ©KEYSTONE
A protester holds a Tibet flag in the center of Bern, prior to the state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Bern, Switzerland, sunday, January 15, 2017. (KEYSTONE/Peter Klaunzer)
A protester holds a Tibet flag in the center of Bern, prior to the state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Bern, Switzerland, sunday, January 15, 2017. (KEYSTONE/Peter Klaunzer) ©© KEYSTONE / PETER KLAUNZER
People protest for a free Tibet and against the arrival of China's President Xi Jinping (not pictured) for this two days state visit to Switzerland, in Bern, on Sunday, January 15, 2017. (KEYSTONE/Anthony Anex)
People protest for a free Tibet and against the arrival of China's President Xi Jinping (not pictured) for this two days state visit to Switzerland, in Bern, on Sunday, January 15, 2017. (KEYSTONE/Anthony Anex) ©© KEYSTONE / $#2$
The police arrests a person that protests for a free Tibet and against the arrival of China's President Xi Jinping (not pictured) for this two days state visit to Switzerland, in Bern, on Sunday, January 15, 2017. (KEYSTONE/Anthony Anex)
The police arrests a person that protests for a free Tibet and against the arrival of China's President Xi Jinping (not pictured) for this two days state visit to Switzerland, in Bern, on Sunday, January 15, 2017. (KEYSTONE/Anthony Anex) ©© KEYSTONE / $#2$
People protest for a free Tibet and against the arrival of the China's President Xi Jinping (not pictured) for this two days state visit to Switzerland, in Bern, on Sunday, January 15, 2017. (KEYSTONE/Anthony Anex)
People protest for a free Tibet and against the arrival of the China's President Xi Jinping (not pictured) for this two days state visit to Switzerland, in Bern, on Sunday, January 15, 2017. (KEYSTONE/Anthony Anex) ©© KEYSTONE / $#2$
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