Vegetarian food only: How China is trying to change the narrative

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 20, 2020, 10.10 PM(IST) Edited By: Palki Sharma

Xu Jingkun Photograph:( Twitter )

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This happened in the aftermath of the hue and cry over the coronavirus outbreak believed to have been exploded in the wet market of China's Wuhan city -- just like the SARS outbreak in China back in 2003.

A member of China's political body, the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), has proposed following a vegetarian diet in the official receptions of the body's meetings for the next two sessions. 

This happened in the aftermath of the hue and cry over the coronavirus outbreak believed to have been exploded in the wet market of China's Wuhan city -- just like the SARS outbreak in China back in 2003. The novel coronavirus has so far killed 3,25,214 people and infected 50,02,439.

In a country that has just wheeled out of the crisis, Xu Jingkun suggested that in spite of the Chinese Government's ban on wildlife consumption, wildlife was still available in official reception meals. He showed concern over a second wave of infections.

Global Times tweeted to inform people about the development.

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Opinion also has it that China is doing this to turn the narrative in its favour -- in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

So when the world points at China and asks: "What's cooking?"

The Communist Party can lift its chopsticks, point at the bowl and say, "Vegetarian food only!"