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Fact Check: This girl doing continuous backflips in the viral video is Chinese, not Indian

Vishvas News in its investigation found that this claim is false. Actually, this girl doing backflip is Chinese, not Indian.

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: August 6, 2021

New Delhi, Vishvas News. A video is going viral on social media, in which a young girl can be seen doing backflips several times in a row. It is being claimed on social media with this video that this girl is Indian. Vishvas News in its investigation found that this claim is false. Actually, this girl is Chinese, not Indian.

What’s going viral?

The caption accompanying the viral video on social media reads “Age-6 Years, Time-53 Seconds, Round-80. Keep practicing, India is proud of daughters like you…..in fact, there is no dearth of abilities in the children of India.”

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Investigation

We searched the keyframes of this video using Google reverse image. On searching, we found this video uploaded on South China Morning Post’s verified YouTube channel on Aug 25, 2020. According to the description written in the video, the video is from China.

 We searched with keywords and found news about this baby girl on indianexpress.com. According to the news, “The girl has been identified as 6-year-old Li Xiamin. According to local reports, Li lives in China’s Shanxi province and is trained by her martial arts-trained father.”

We also found this news on thedailychina.org.

We reached out to Hong Kong-based journalist Joi Lu, who wrote this story for The Daily China, on LinkedIn. She told us, “The video is from China and I wrote a report on it for The Daily China in 2020. Although I have now left that job, personally I can tell you that the video is from China’s Shanxi province.”

Many people are sharing this video on social media with false claims. One of these is a Facebook user named ‘Chandrabhan Gupta’. As per the profile, the user hails from Aligarh and has 2,354 followers on Facebook.

Conclusion: Vishvas News in its investigation found that this claim is false. Actually, this girl doing backflip is Chinese, not Indian.

  • Claim Review : उम्र-6 साल समय-53 सेकेंड राउंड-80 अभ्यास जारी रखो भारत को आप जैसी बेटियों पर गर्व है..... वास्तव मे, भारत के बच्चो मे काबिलियत की कमी नही है
  • Claimed By : Social Media and IT, BJP, Distt Gurdaspur
  • Fact Check : False
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