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
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

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