bbc.com 02 May, 2021 13:45 am

Backlash after China Weibo post mocks India Covid crisis

Backlash after China Weibo post mocks India Covid crisis
The post, by an account linked to the Chinese Communist Party, is deleted after sparking outrage.

Backlash after China Weibo post mocks India Covid crisis Published About sharing Coronavirus pandemic Sina Weibo p image captionThe image was posted by an account linked to an official Chinese law enforcement agency A social media post from an account linked to the Chinese Communist Party has sparked controversy for appearing to mock India over its coronavirus crisis.A visual guide to the coronavirus crisis in India Your top questions about India's Covid crisis answered Why India's Covid crisis matters to the whole world media captionThe BBC's Yogita Limaye reports from a hospital in Delhi, which is running low on beds and oxygen India Coronavirus pandemic China Sina Weibo Social mediaIt was reportedly published by an account belonging to an official Chinese law enforcement agency - the Communist Party's Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission - which has millions of followers on Weibo, a popular microblogging site in the country.Text with it read: "Lighting a fire in China VS lighting a fire in India.

" The post, which appeared on Saturday afternoon, has since been deleted." The Weibo post appeared a day after Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a message of condolence to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the country's deepening Covid-19 crisis.

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