Are Chinese Citizens Beating Pakistanis To Take Revenge?

A set of videos went viral on X (Formerly Twitter) with the caption “After Pakis killed 5 Chinese engineers, Chinese people are beating the shit out of Pakis across the country. Cowardly Pakis don’t even fight back. The social impact of CPEC” in connection with a recent terrorist attack which killed five Chinese engineers in Shangla, Pakistan. The shared videos show visuals of Chinese individuals beating Pakistani Citizens as an act of revenge.

(Screenshot from X)

The claim gained traction on social media, particularly on X (formerly Twitter), it was shared here gaining upwards of 5K views.

To verify the claim’s authenticity, a comprehensive fact-checking process was initiated. A reverse imaging technique was employed, revealing that the first video originated in April 2018 in Khanewal, Pakistan. It depicts an altercation involving Chinese engineers who were reportedly denied permission to visit a local area without security, leading to a conflict with police.

(Screenshot from Dawn News)

The second video dates back to November 2016 from Malaysia, according to the report a foreign worker was violently bashed up with a bamboo stick for unknown reasons hence the video is not related to Pakistan.

(Screenshot from Malaysia Today)

The third video dates back to July 2023 and was shared with false context back in 2023 alleging that the wife of a Chinese Ambassador beat her Pakistani Maid on the street and now is being reshared again with false context linking it with revenge for a recent terrorist attack. However, the incident and source of the video are still unknown as no Pakistani mainstream media reported the incident.


(Screenshot from China Global South Project)

The viral claim appears to have been shared with the intent to spread misinformation and stoke tensions between Chinese and Pakistani communities in the wake of a tragic terrorist attack, misleadingly linking unrelated incidents to recent events.


Our fact check confirms that the claim of Chinese citizens attacking Pakistani individuals in revenge for the deaths of Chinese engineers is false. The videos shared are either unrelated to the claimed context or misrepresent past incidents, none of those were not connected to the alleged revenge attacks.





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