Hu Xijin, the editor-in-chief of China's state-run media Global Times, has posted a two-minute video showing soldiers from China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) training to attack tanks somewhere in the mountains of Tibet against the backdrop of simmering tensions along the Indo-Chinese border.
Referring to the continued border tensions, Xijin warned India, saying, "China hopes the five-point consensus reached between the two foreign ministers can be implemented, but is ready to strike a heavy blow to Indian troops if they refuse to implement it".
PLA is training attacking tanks in Tibet region. Yes, it targets China-India border situation. China hopes the five-point consensus reached between the two foreign ministers can be implemented, but is ready to strike a heavy blow to Indian troops if they refuse to implement it. pic.twitter.com/azlPwVPJt6— Hu Xijin 胡锡进 (@HuXijin_GT) September 14, 2020
The video, which shows Chinese troops hiking, rope-climbing, and practicing firing missiles, among other “stunts”, has garnered hilarious reactions from Indian users, who called the Chinese soldiers “baby boys”. Xijin also attracted some sarcasm from Indian netizens for regularly posting these “PUBG”-inspired videos.
All depends on one condition which S Jaishankar has already told Wang Yi that "India would not de-escalate until there was complete & verifiable disengagement at all points on the LAC"— 🇮🇳 Prabhat Yadav 🇮🇳 (@prabhatkumar76) September 14, 2020
How Long You Will Keep Posting These Video Games???
Our Men are waiting for your Baby Boys.. pic.twitter.com/8KKLL68m0u
Imagine the situation of this guy !!!— इंदौरी छोरो (@Foodie_baba) September 14, 2020
On papers he is editor of Chinese tabloid @globaltimesnews but is made to do editing of some pubg type videos, such a waste of talent and murder of free press !!!!
PLA commanders discussion. pic.twitter.com/GuSpfCWuEA— Pradeep M (@Pradeep29814036) September 14, 2020
Videos of Chinese troops previously posted by Xijin have also attracted ridicule and mockery from numerous Indian netizens.