The Communist Party of China law enforcement has posted a mock message mocking India’s COVID-19 death crisis after a heated clash online in China, according to reports.
The Central Political and Legal Commission on Saturday posted on the official Sina Weibo account, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, where footage of a Chinese missile launched next to cremation in India was shared.
It is described as “China kindles fires and India sets fires”.
The accompanying hashtag said more than 400,000 people infected with the coronavirus in India severely hit 400,000 per day, Bloomberg news agency reported.
The images on the account, which have 15 million followers, quickly spread and sparked outrage from users who were outraged by the posts.
“I don’t think it makes sense for the social media accounts of China’s official institutions or other influential forces in mocking India today,” said Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of Global Times, the Communist Party-backed newspaper. say
Such an account should “Raising a high humanitarian flag at this time, showing compassion for India and putting Chinese society at the moral peak,” Hu said.
“I don’t think we can expect a clarification from the party account in question. But I think there is no consensus on this post, or this post will not be removed very quickly, ”said Manya Koetse, in-chief editor of What’s On Weibo, which tracks some of the trending issues on the platform.
China’s foreign ministry is trying to change its focus.
“We hope everyone will pay attention to the Chinese government and mainstream public opinion in support of India’s fight against the epidemic,” said Bloomberg, adding that China will be sending more supplies to India. In the coming days
A record increase in the coronavirus epidemic in India has flooded the country’s cremation facilities, morgue and hospitals.
Cremation is being carried out across the country and families and relatives are eroding hospitals to provide oxygen to loved ones.
According to Johns Hopkins University coronavirus followers, India has nearly 20 million cases, second only to the United States.
More than 218,000 people died.