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    Misleading India-China claims being shared online

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    Tensions along the border between and remain high after a clash in June which killed at least 20 Indian soldiers.

    As the two countries continue talks about disengagement, misleading content is being shared on social media about the stand-off.

    We've taken a look at some of it.

    Claim: Chinese soldiers being sent to the border are crying

    Verdict: Misleading video taken out of context

    This video shared by Twitter users was picked up in September by some Taiwanese media outlets, and then went viral in India, with users there mocking the Chinese soldiers for crying because – it's claimed – they were being sent to the border.

    It's been viewed more than 300,000 times, and even picked up by top media outlets in India like the Zee News TV channel.

    The recruits are on a minibus, singing a popular Mandarin-language song about being homesick. The red-and-yellow sashes worn by the soldiers bear the slogan, “Join the military with honour.”

    But there's no evidence we have found that they are being sent to the border with India.

    Chinese media outlets say the soldiers are new recruits from Yingzhou district in Fuyang city, Anhui province, and were emotional after bidding farewell to family members.

    A local news outlet posted on the…

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