Chinese television viewers who tuned in to watch Italian residents taking to their balconies to applaud Beijing for sending medical supplies must have been provided with degree of reassurance. At least one country in Europe is prepared to show gratitude at a time when almost the entire world is blaming Beijing for the suffering which has been caused by China’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The video clip was then posted on twitter by Zhao Lijian. It is believed that this heart warming display of affection for the Chinese people from the Italians did not actually happen. The Chinese media had tampered the footage, the Italians were simply demonstrating their thanks to Italian medical staff in March. It was one of the many ways to divert attention away from its involvement in causing the crisis.
Source: The Daily Telegraph