A worker checks the temperature of travellers at the India-Nepal border at Panitanki checkpoint on March 14, 2020. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: anti-Chinese conspiracy theories go viral in India, amid frayed ties

  • Social media users in India, including an opposition leader, are spreading fake news and racist rhetoric about China, as cases rise in the South Asian country
  • India’s frayed ties with China, as well as their history of military conflicts and mutual suspicion is in part fuelling the rise in xenophobic posts, experts say
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
A worker checks the temperature of travellers at the India-Nepal border at Panitanki checkpoint on March 14, 2020. Photo: AFP
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