A post on social media by China’s top law enforcement agency comparing the country’s successful launch of a module into space with dark cremation logs in India was deleted after sparking online criticism in China.
Pictures of the Tianhe module the launch and its burning were compared to what appeared to be an open-fire mass in India, and the inscription “China is setting fire to India setting fire.” The post on Saturday by the Communist Party’s Central Committee for Political and Legal Affairs in its official Sina Weibo account was accompanied by a hashtag noting that new Covid-19 cases in India have exceeded 400,000 a day.
He could not be found later that day. Many Chinese social media users have expressed shock and anger at the insensitivity of the post.
Official social media accounts should “hold high the banner of humanism at the time, show compassion for India and put Chinese society firmly on high ground,”
The Chinese Foreign Ministry could not be immediately identified for comment during the holiday season.
China-India ties have been rocky in recent months. A border dispute that killed dozens last year and damaged economic ties between the two nations has fueled nationalist sentiment in both countries. Tensions remain, despite ongoing high-level talks with India recently insisting on early separation from all points of friction along the border.
This did not stop President Xi Jinping sending a message of condolences to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday and offering to help help the South Asian country deal with sharp jump in the cases of Covid-19.
Another deleted post, which first appeared on Friday, compared China’s “Mountain of the Gods of Fire” – the name of an emergency hospital complex built in Wuhan – to a photo of a mass cremation in India on the Chinese Weibo’s official Weibo account. public security. He was also criticized, with social media users saying it was “morally problematic”.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said on Friday that the Chinese Red Cross Society, local governments, NGOs and Chinese businesses were “trying to gather the urgently needed anti-epidemic supplies to India and deliver them to the Indian people as soon as possible.” “
“With the help of Charlie Zhu, Lucille Liu, and Tom Hancock.”