Countless Twitter users claimed the proverb was not Chinese, while a number of experts told The Independent there was no evidence the proverb had originated in China.
"Things move along so rapidly nowadays that people saying: 'It can't be done, ' are always being interrupted by somebody doing it", according to an article in the mag, the New York Times reported.
Suggestions included, "A true gentleman should keep silent while watching a chess game", while another said "If you can do it, do it; if you can't, shut up".
"Actually Western people like to make up Chinese proverbs, like us, as we Chinese people also make up lots of those", said a diplomatic user on Weibo.
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, with Ivanka Trump at far left, at dinner at Mar-a-Lago previous year.
Others took the opportunity to create their own "Chinese proverb", while some accused her of spreading "fake news".
But some weren't as helpful, with one asking Ivanka if she found her quote via a fortune cookie.
It's not the first time Ivanka Trump has given China credit for an adage. In 2013, for example, she posted on Twitter, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life", attributing the phrase to Confucius.
"It sounds more legitimate and credible to pronounce a quote coming from the ancient civilization of China", said Herzberg, who with his wife, Xue Qin, has written a book on Chinese proverbs.
Quote Investigator, an internet website that looks at the origin of quotations, says the expression might have evolved from a comment in a periodical based in Chicago, Illinois, at the turn of the 20th century.
"But why are Trump WH (White House) aides giving our proverbs to China, increasing our proverb deficit?" he quipped.
Moreover, it was hardly a laborious line-cross for Infinity War , which opened back on April 27, and is still riding momentum. An Avengers sequel to Infinity War is scheduled to be released in May of next year.
The communist dictatorship has been condemned worldwide for the political prisons, assassinations and starvation in the country. Trump said the video was meant to illustrate the bright future that might be ahead, if Kim agrees to denuclearize.
In fact, he suggested, consumers could end up paying less after a merger - maybe even $500 million less annually. He noted that Time Warner owned CNN, and then declared his opposition to the $85 billion proposed sale.
Macedonia will now be named Republic of North Macedonia after its prime minister reached an agreement with his Greek counterpart. The dispute has poisoned relations between the two neighbors since Macedonia's independence from Yugoslavia in 1991.
Tite's men will open their World Cup campaign against Switzerland on June 17 before taking on Costa Rica and Serbia. Brazil will play their opening World Cup game against Switzerland who has been in good form of late.
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She told the children to get in the kennels because there wasn't any room left in the Ford Explorer, according to a police report. They also said Cheeks was a church-going woman. "For them to be in the hot auto like that in cages is sad".
And for his part, Kim, speaking via a translator, said he believed he and Trump had overcome past obstacles, The Hill reported . For his part, Kim said: "We had a historic meeting today and we chose to leave the past behind".
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The Elder Scrolls VI announced, new trailer released
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Justify captures Triple Crown, wins 150th Belmont Stakes
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