Video shows Chinese soldiers crying as they allegedly head to Sino-Indian border
PLA ‘cannon fodder’ mocked for crying on bus as they apparently depart for border with India
On Sunday, Pakistani comedian Zaid Hamid uploaded a video showing several PLA recruits crying on a bus as they are allegedly “transferred to Ladakh Border to face Indian Army [sic].” Hamid then wrote that China’s one-child policy is “seriously hurting the motivation level of our Chinese brothers.”
The footage was originally posted on the WeChat page of Fuyang City Weekly, but it was soon deleted. The original post shows 10 fresh recruits from Fuyang City’s Yingzhou District in China’s Anhui Province.
All of the new troops were reportedly college students, and five of them had “proactively volunteered to serve in Tibet,” which borders the Ladakh region where the bloody Galwan Valley skirmish took place in June of this year. The video was reportedly filmed at the Fuyang Railway Station as they prepared to head to a military camp in Hebei Province.
In the video, the soldiers can be seen sobbing hysterically as they struggle to sing the words to the PLA song “Green Flowers in the Army”. A Chinese netizen who goes by the handle @waynescene reposted the video on Sunday and wrote “They were told that they would be going to the front lines after they got on the bus. The cannon fodder are crying!”