The Chinese love to play with the rules of geography and history, even in fictional universes. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Doctor Strange, the origin story of Stephen Strange had to be moved from Tibet to Nepal to ensure it didn’t get banned in China!
However, now the Chinese appear to have co-opted Mount Everest as well.
Showing the geography skills that we’ve come to expect from the PM of their de facto vassal state Pakistan, China Global Tv Network, tweeted: “: An extraordinary sun halo was spotted Friday in the skies over Mount #Qomolangma, also known as Mount Everest, the world's highest peak located in China's #Tibet Autonomous Region.”
However, the media house deleted the tweet later after getting trolled by Twitterati.
For the uninitiated, the 8,848-metre peak is located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas and the international border between Nepal and Tibet runs across its summit point.
Here's how Twitterati trolled the Chinese state media for claiming that the Mount Everest in Tibet;