A social media post by China’s top law enforcement body juxtaposing the country’s successful launch of a module into space with grim cremation pyres in India was deleted after sparking online uproar in China.
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“China lighting a fire versus India lighting a fire,” captioned images of the Tianhe module launch and fuel burn-off in India, which seemed to be accompanied by a mass outdoor cremation.
On Saturday, the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China announced on its official Sina Weibo account that the number of new Covid-19 cases in India had reached 40,000 per day.
Later that day, it was no longer noticeable. The insensitivity of the post surprised and outraged many Chinese social media users.