Chinese social media blows up over official Communist Party post mocking India's COVID-19 catastrophe


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Chinese authorities have removed a controversial social media post from an official Communist Party account comparing the exhaust of a Chinese space shuttle to the flames of India's thousands of funeral pyres. A composite image compared the launch of the Tianhe core module, part of a large new Chinese space station, with an image of mass cremations that have come to symbolise India's devastating second wave of COVID-19. "China lighting a fire versus India lighting a fire," an accompanying caption read. The image was uploaded by the Chinese Communist Party's powerful Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission to Weibo, the...