Images of multiple funeral pyres have become a symbol of India’s Covid-19 crisis. Photo: AFP
Images of multiple funeral pyres have become a symbol of India’s Covid-19 crisis. Photo: AFP

Official Chinese social media accounts forced to delete posts mocking India’s Covid-19 death toll

  • An official Communist Party body and the public security ministry were hit by an online backlash for posts contrasting Chinese successes with mulitple pyres
  • The attempt to pander to nationalist sentiment appears to have backfired as the Chinese government has offered to help its neighbour in its time of need

Images of multiple funeral pyres have become a symbol of India’s Covid-19 crisis. Photo: AFP
Images of multiple funeral pyres have become a symbol of India’s Covid-19 crisis. Photo: AFP
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