Beijing: Although India and China are working together to reduce the ongoing tension at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, the Chinese are also promoting anti-India propaganda from the back door.
Ever since China has formally made public the death of PLA soldiers, the people there have been stunned. Now they are running anti-India propaganda, spewing venom, which is also touted by the Chinese government.
The Chinese government has given its Chinese citizens using social media a free hand to post videos and photos related to the four PLA soldiers killed and spew venom against India. On June 15, there was a bloody conflict in the Galwan Valley, where 20 soldiers were killed in India, while according to many reports, more than 40 Chinese soldiers died. But three days ago, China confessed that only five of its soldiers had died.
Following the Chinese government's confession, videos of the Galvan bloody conflict were first shared on Friday through China's official social media handles such as local versions of Weibo, WeChat and Ticketock Doyin. These are still being shared a lot and such videos and photos have been flooded on Chinese social media. Explain that Twitter is banned in China.
To suppress dissatisfaction and anger against the people in China, the Communist government has given the people full freedom to speak and write against India. Propaganda is going on against India in the online world of China and the anti-India messages are full of handles. In the Chinese online world, the Indian Army and its soldiers are portrayed as bad people and attackers. The Indian Army is being shown in a very negative way.
Anti-India activities in China have not subsided even after the Sino-India joint statement issued late Sunday to announce the completion of the disbandment of troops on Pangong Lake. The angry Chinese have resorted to abusive language and their social media has flooded with anti-India messages. Chinese social media users are now targeting the social media accounts of the Indian embassy in Beijing to pull out their woes.
The Vivo account (similar to Twitter) of the Indian embassy in China is being targeted by thousands of derogatory messages following China's revelations over the Galvan Valley violence. Chinese citizens are instead abusing the government of India and abusing the Vivo account of the Indian embassy and targeting abusive messages.
On the one hand, while Chinese social media users are spewing venom against India, on the other hand, government media, websites and bloggers are glorifying China and its military. They are trying to show how China, despite being so powerful, showed restraint against the Indian Army.
Millions of Chinese are sharing photos and videos of soldiers killed on social media, remembering them and also commenting on it. Chinese social media users are presenting the slain Chinese soldiers as heroes and trending the hashtag. China's Daily newspaper said in a report on Monday that the most searched hashtag was 'they died for me'. In China, photographs of four soldiers and their funeral rituals were also widely circulated online.
It is necessary to know here that China has not seen the sacrifice of its soldiers in conflict with any foreign army before the Galvan clash. The sacrifice of young soldiers born after 1995 and 2000 has shaken the country. This is the reason why there is a lot of resentment and fury among Chinese people after this disclosure, who are abusing the Indian embassy and expelling them. Let us know that the claim of the death of five Chinese soldiers also appears to be false, as many agencies around the world including India have claimed that more than forty soldiers of China were killed in the Galvan conflict.