'Once upon a virus': China mocks the US response to the coronavirus crisis with a Lego-like animation featuring a terracotta warrior wearing a face mask and the Statue of Liberty
China has published a short animation titled 'Once Upon a Virus' mocking the U.S. response to the new coronavirus using Lego-like figures to represent the two countries.
中国发布了一段名为《病毒往事》(Once Upon a Virus)的动画短片，嘲笑美国对这种新型冠状病毒的反应，以乐高式人物代表两国。
In the animation posted online by China's official Xinhua news agency, red curtains open to reveal a stage featuring Lego-like figures in the form of a terracotta warrior wearing a face mask and the Statue of Liberty.
'We discovered a new virus,' says the warrior.
'So what?' replies the Statue of Liberty. 'It's only a flu.'
As the warrior issues warnings about the virus and counts off the grim milestones in China's outbreak, the Statue of Liberty replies dismissively with echoes of Trump's press conferences in which he played down the severity of the illness.
'Are you listening to yourselves?' asks the warrior as the statue begins to turn red with fever and gets hooked up to an intravenous drip.
'We are always correct, even though we contradict ourselves,' the statue replies.
'That's what I love about you Americans, your consistency,' says the warrior.
How dare they mock anyone at this current time.
Nulland Void, near The MilkyWay, Wallis And Futuna
I really want the LEGO terra-cotta army!
stellatessa, The heartland of America, United States
China is unusually "vocal" in mocking the US
Jysr, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Totally love the video and totally spot on
Andysimpson4, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Hahaha I hate to say it however that video is quite funny
Val1000, Woodstock, United States
I dialed into the WHO briefings in January since they were public and the Diamond Princess issue had just begun. They raised warnings that we ignored.
Albertspeers, Belly of the Beast USA., United States
It's good to see the USA mocked sometimes as it's a international bully.
L-C, UK, United Kingdom
May be you should consider emigrating to China instead