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China’s rocket is coming down with a lesson — avoid schadenfreude on India’s Covid misery

Republish | 09/05/2021 08:33 AM | Click to read full article

Comparing India and China is commonplace. But comparisons can often be odious.

Especially if you saw the social media post of the Chinese Communist Party comparing Indian funeral pyres with the images of its Long March 5B rocket’s launch. The extremely distasteful caption of the post on Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter-like platform, read: “China lighting a fire versus India lighting a fire.”