The stand-off at Ladakh’s Galwan Valley has escalated in recent weeks due to the infrastructure projects that India has undertaken in the recent years.
The martyrdom of 20 soldiers in the Galwan Valley, Ladakh during the confrontation with Chinese forces has increased the anti-China sentiments in India. Top five trends on Twitter were related to the India-China standoff which has resulted in the death of 20 Indian soldiers. While #TeachLessonToChina trended on top for several hours, #WeStandWithIndianArmy trended on second on Wednesday noon. Other trends were #indiachinastandoff, #BoycottChineseProducts and #DeshKaSandesh. Not just them but the Chinese Ambassador and #galwanvalleyclash also made it to the list of top trending hashtags. It was one of the rare occasions when the top five Twitter trends were related to the same issue.
In this article, we will look at some interesting reactions from the Twitteratis on the issue.
We say Hong Kong is NOT China's.
We say Taiwan is NOT China's.
We say Tibet is NOT China's.
We say Coronavirus IS China's.
— Pushpendra Kulshreshtha (@iArmySupporter) June 17, 2020
— SKMANNU (@sourabhmannu2) June 17, 2020
Does China deserve to be in UN? They spread corona virus to the world , killing millions of innocent people all around the world . @UN @POTUS @10DowningStreet @AbeShinzo @abpmajhatv @zee24taasnews #RemoveChinaFromUNSC #TeachLessonToChina
— IamNiranjan (@Wild_Fregrance) June 17, 2020
#TeachLessonToChina Only good communist is the dead one, start the civilian army program. Let us come, let us fight. I promise I will send communist across the border and also many within the border to hell with my bare hands! @HMOIndia
let us volunteer
— Suyash Dixit (@SuyashD92150842) June 17, 2020
If u all forgot, there was a sort of campaign against TikTok and it's rating fell from 4.8 to 1.2 on playstore
Then google deleted all negative comments and rating restored
Everything is not in the hands of public
Inflation forces them to buy chinese item#TeachLessonToChina
— Wings of Fly (@wingsoffly) June 17, 2020
More than 2/3rd of India's start ups valued at more than 1 billion dollar has atleast one Chinese VC. Some of the prominent startups having Chinese money –
Indian growth story cannot be Chinese led. #indiachinastandoffhttps://t.co/ZGYB6eejdr
— Pradeep Bhandari(प्रदीप भंडारी) (@pradip103) June 17, 2020
— Krishna (@Krishna_verma_k) June 17, 2020
— INDRESH TRIPATHI (@INDRESH96704716) June 17, 2020
— Usama Chudhary (@AmUsamaCh) June 17, 2020
Bollywood names are the cheer leaders 4 Chinese Brands in India
Aamir – Vivo
Amitabh – One Plus
Salman – Realme
Deepika – Oppo
Ranveer – Redmi
Ranbir – Lenovo
When China has killed Indian soldiers, not a single tweet from any of them #TeachLessonToChina pic.twitter.com/VJ7mT9YotG
— Arvind Pansare (@pansare11) June 17, 2020
What happened at the LAC
Soldiers of both the countries engaged in a deadly conflict along the undefined Line of Actual Control for the first time in 45 years. Sources have confirmed 43 casualties on the Chinese side too. The bilateral-relation between two Asian nuclear-powered countries witnessed an all-time low after the deadly conflict. It came days after the two countries seemed to have settled the six-weeks-long-eyeball confrontation with senior-level military talks.
Military personnel of both the sides weren’t involved in firing shots because of the peace treaty signed in 1993 during the P V Narasimha Rao government. However, they exchanged punches, threw stones at each other. Chinese troops are believed to have used nail-studded clubs and rods to attack Indian soldiers during the brawl that lasted for 6 hours.
Anit-china sentiments are increasing in various parts of the world after the COVID-19 spread across the globe. The latest confrontation has added fuel in the anti-China sentiments in India. Urges to ask people to boycott Chinese products has come into the limelight again with many Indians pledging never to buy Chinese products again.
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