China’s state news agency Xinhua has released a rather bizarre video on the Doklam standoff. The video, which has been widely denounced as “racist” on social media, shows a turbaned and bearded man with a heavy accent, wielding a pair of scissors.
What is Going on in This Video?
Titled ‘7 Sins of India: It’s time for India to confess its seven sins’, the video accuses India of having committed the following sins: trespassing, breaching a bilateral convention, quashing international law, confusing right and wrong, victim-blaming, “hijacking a small neighbour,” and consciously standing by a mistake.
In a dig at India’s stance on the standoff, the anchor says:
China has realised it is impossible to wake a guy who is pretending to asleep.
The “Indian” guy in the video then goes on to say: “Nobody is blaming me because I am asleep”.
No seriously, what IS going on in this video?
Twitter Calls Out the Racism
The video was slammed on Twitter.
Racist Xinhua video mocks India on "7 sins" on border by having host dress up in turban (imagine outrage if Chinese was portrayed like this) pic.twitter.com/XtBbChLWMB— Ananth Krishnan (@ananthkrishnan) August 16, 2017
*Hey China...This Just Show You are PowerLESS— Harry Samtani (@TantricAvatar) August 16, 2017
Doklam Standoff:China’s Xinhua Releases Racist video parodying Indians https://t.co/YI6z18rXcV
Racist bigotry is not what wise people from China taught its younger generation, what an immature post from Xinhua— ALOK SHARMA (@aloksha45258845) August 16, 2017
can't wait for xinhua's next racist video— Nihari (@NihariFan) August 16, 2017
it is sooo bizarre! who is the target for this? the chinese home market? the international community? the indian public? i'm flabbergasted!— Amy Kazmin (@AmyKazmin) August 16, 2017
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