A day after China’s confession of its soldiers being killed in Galvan’s bloody conflict, there was an uproar on social media. On Friday, the PLA Daily Newspaper reported that 4 Chinese soldiers were killed in the Galvan Valley. After this news, Chinese citizens started targeting the Indian embassy on their social media.
Chinese social media account of Indian embassy sparked anger of Chinese citizens. Several hate messages were also posted against India in these. In these messages, an attempt was made to blame India for the bloody clash in Galvan. Several hate messages were put on the account of China’s social media Weibo. The citizens of China made many comments against India regarding the death of Chinese soldiers. According to China’s state media, a person was arrested from Nanjing city for writing hate messages about Chinese soldiers.
Photo of Chinese soldiers wandering on Weibo
Videos related to Galvan were also uploaded on several Chinese websites on Friday, which were viewed by millions. The edited video deliberately tried to show the bravery of the Chinese soldiers in Galvan. It was not mentioned in any video that 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives in this struggle. Pictures of four PLA soldiers circulated on social media, on which Chinese citizens made sharp comments. For the millions of Chinese people, this was the first time that they saw their citizens dying in a struggle. In view of the sentiments of the people, the Chinese government allowed media outlets to use photographs of soldiers killed.
Soldiers’ college pictures were also posted
The news website, thepaper.cn posted several pictures of Chinese soldiers from their college days. Northwest Normal University and Henan Agricultural Vocational College announced on social media that they would allow students and college staff to mourn the death of their former students. At the same time, military expert, Ni Lexiang said that China did not release the PLA contingency figures earlier because it did not want to provoke reactions.