India is hosting this year’s G20 Leaders’ Summit on September 9 and 10 in New Delhi under its Presidency. Besides leaders of the 20 countries, New Delhi has invited nine countries — Bangladesh, Egypt, Mauritius, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, Spain and the United Arab Emirates —to be the “guest countries” at the gathering.
Meanwhile, there has been a massive buzz on social media about the Summit. However, several users are running anti-India campaigns ahead of the G20 Summit.
DFRAC has conducted a detailed data analysis of this anti-India propaganda in Chinese language. Digital Forensics, Research and Analytics Center better known as Dfrac.org or DFRAC is an Indian non-profit fact checking website.
According to the report, Chinese accounts have also posted on Facebook regarding the G-20 summit and Kashmir. Eng Hui James Tan claimed on Facebook: “Both countries are disappointed over India ‘s Presidency of G-20 summit this year. China has stated that it will not participate, and Modi’s reaction seems to be threatening”.
Several Chinese accounts on Twitter and Facebook have shared the tweet of Pakistan Strategic Forum (@ForumStrategic) on G-20. These tweets stated: “The countries refused to participate in the G-20 meeting in India’s illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).”
Later, Several Chinese accounts shared the screenshot of @ForumStrategic’s tweet on various platforms including Twitter, and Facebook.
A Chinese user named @hexieshehui1 retweeted a tweet from @ForumStrategic and wrote: “China’s non-participation in the G-20 meeting in Kashmir is due to the regional dispute with India on one side and support for Pakistan on the other. Other Islamic countries have expressed support for Pakistan on religious grounds.” The image given below shows Chinese users sharing posts from the Pakistan Strategic Forum.
Another Chinese account named Ou Mei Zhen (Uncle Shun) posted on Facebook with the caption: “Modi is ashamed, and he is also “threatening” China!”. The account also shared a tweet by Pakistan Strategic Forum (@ForumStrategic) on G20.
Meanwhile, DFRAC has also tracked down a number of Pakistani users running anti-India propaganda regarding Kashmir in the Chinese language.
Imran Ghazali (@ImranGhazaliPK) is a Twitter account with 123k followers. The account claims in its bio that he is the Digital Head of the former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party, PTI. He also works for several other organizations, which are mentioned in his bio. Many of these accounts have been withheld in India i.e. restricted in India. Accounts such as @GovtofPakistan and @alifailaanpk.are also included.
Imran Ghazali has a considerable number of followers, more than 123,000. The majority of these followers are from Pakistan. Among the admirers and followers of Imran Ghazali, the highest number of users are supporters of the former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.
A video was posted from this Twitter account with a caption written in Chinese. The video allegedly depicts harassment in Kashmir. This video was captioned: “The suffering of the people of Kashmir began on 27 October 1947 when Indian troops landed at IIOJK after New Delhi suspended the special status of IIOJK on 5 August by revoking Article 370 and Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution increased”.
Imran Ghazali’s tweet on Kashmir in the Chinese language has been liked by the official account of former Minister of State for Climate Change, Zartaj Gul Wazir, Government of Pakistan. Apart from this, several Pakistani accounts have also liked the post.
There is a Twitter account named “MarsPlanet” (@MarsPlanet16) with 4148 followers, and it has posted 49,400 tweets so far. The account’s cover photo features an image of the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan. This account usually tweets in Urdu and Chinese languages. Notably, the majority of the tweets are in Chinese language for running propaganda over Kashmir.
Mars Planet has posted a controversial map. In this map, he has depicted Pakistan as extended up to Agra in Uttar Pradesh. Not only this, Kashmir, Gujarat, some parts of Himachal, some parts of Rajasthan, the capital of New Delhi, and Haryana have been displayed as part of Pakistan on this map. In this map, Punjab is portrayed as Khalistan.
Mars planet shared this map and wrote: “InshaAllah Kashmir is about to escape from Indian brutality. China has restored India’s withdrawal from Kashmir and restoration of Article 370 to previous positions. If not, we will occupy the next Kashmir. Now Indian govt is on edge but next is Kashmir freedom”.