People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers were transported by bus while singing the Chinese patriotic song “Green Flowers in the Army”. All the soldiers seem moved while several openly cry.
On June 15, 20 Indian soldiers were killed in clashes with their Chinese counterparts in the disputed Galwan River valley.
Taiwan News and Liberty Times, anti-Beijing newspapers in Taiwan, reported on the incident.
Taiwan News said, “As tensions continue to simmer on the Sino-Indian border, a video surfaced on Sunday (September 20) showing PLA soldiers crying as they are deployed to the border.
“In the video, the soldiers can be seen sobbing hysterically as they struggle to sing the lyrics to the PLA song ‘Green Flowers in the Army’.”
The publication claimed that the troops were “apparently students” of which five had “voluntarily volunteered to serve in Tibet.”
Tibet, which has its own separatist movement, borders the Ladakh region where the deadly violence took place in June.
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However, Global Times, a state-controlled Chinese newspaper, has rejected the Taiwanese reports.
He said: “At that time, they were saying goodbye to their parents and singing the famous military song ‘Green Flowers in the Army’, and they were singing ‘Go home when you celebrate your work’, completely contrary to the atmosphere created. by the Taiwanese. media. “
The Global Times added that the Taiwanese media had “tried to use all kinds of explicit clues to shape the image of PLA fighters” afraid of war. “
Beijing has refused to recognize the political independence of Taiwan, which it sees as an integral part of China.
The deadly border clash in June took place with iron bars, stones and clubs wrapped in barbed wire, as weapons were banned by both sides near the border.
Large numbers of dead Indians are said to have drowned or died from exposure after being injured.
Chinese losses have also been reported, but no official figures have been released.
China and India, which fought a brief war in 1962, have a number of border disputes.
Beijing is also in dispute with five of its neighbors over its land claims over the South China Sea, the world’s busiest waterway.
The United States, which refuses to recognize the Chinese claim, frequently sends warships on “freedom of navigation” patrols in the region.