The second video concerns Chinese soldiers on their way to the disputed border with India went viral. The young recruits were seen crying and singing a Chinese military song called ‘Green Flowers in the Army’. Taiwanese media mocked the Chinese army over the video, insinuating that the emotional outburst was a sign of fear. Chinese state-backed media house Global Times countered the allegation, claiming that the video was shot when the soldiers had bid farewell to their families. GT said that the circumstances of the video were ‘completely contrary’ to the ‘mood’ created by Taiwanese media. China is currently locked in a military stand-off with Taiwan, much like India in Ladakh. The tension at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) has persisted for months despite talks at multiple levels. Violent clashes in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley on June 15 led to both sides losing soldiers. Recently, warning shots were also fired, after a gap of decades.