BEIJING: Calls for boycott of Chinese goods in India following China's opposition to a UN ban on JeM chief Masood Azhar have failed as sales of Chinese products in the country hit a record high during the festive season, official media here said today.
"Diwali, one of the most important Hindu festivals and one of the biggest shopping seasons in India, is coming at the end of October, but encouragement to boycott Chinese goods has been spreading in the last few days on Indian social media, and even a few Indian politicians are exaggerating facts," an article in the state-run Global Times said.
"However, regardless of the passionate boycott in India and Indian media's hysteric reports of a "doomsday" for Chinese products, Chinese goods have never been condemned by Indian government and are popular across the nation," it said.
"The boycott has not achieved success. Sales figures for Chinese products on the top three Indian online retailers in the first week of October hit a new record. Amazingly, the Chinese mobile phone company Xiaomi sold half a million phones in just three days on the Flipkart, Amazon India, Snapdeal and Tata CLiQ platforms," the article said.
Referring to the boycott calls over China's technical hold on moves to bring about a ban on Azhar as well Beijing obstructing India's membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group, (NSG), it said.
"Chinese products are often the victim when regional situations get tense, and this phenomenon has been existing for quite a few years. Now Chinese goods are on the stage again due to the Kashmir issue," it said.
"The bilateral trade relationship is one of the pillars of the Sino-Indian relationship. The trade volume was over USD 70 billion in 2015, and China's investment in India soared to around USD 870 million in 2015, six times what it was in 2014," it said.
India has been expressing concern over the trade deficit which last year touched USD 46 billion.
"To some extent, the economic relationship is the barometer of the political relationship. There shouldn't be huge fluctuation in terms of economic cooperation if the political relationship keeps steady between the two," it said.
People should realise that buying made in India goods will provide employment opportunities to youth in India.. Think before you buy. Boycott Chinese products and buy made in India products.
It could be also that most of us don''t know which is from China.
3 days ago
Sad to see no chest beaters blasting this report. Surprised to see that their egos not being hurt,when facts( trade figures) are produced the hype brigade goes underground.
Totally different scenerio now. Each Country is depending one or the other & every country wants to grow by maintaining good relationship each other & has to co-operate each other. Especially, developing country like India & has to depend China for many Inputs especially IT Hardware / Communication / Telecom / Consumer Products all which are main essential goods for technology development & it is impossible to ban anything. For country growth, irrespective of some border related issue, have to maintain good relationship to grow and also both are under BRICS. Pakistan is different & we should compare Pakistan with China. China is enemy to India. Today''s Technology world, no country can isolate China. Give & take policy has to follow by maintaining good relationship each other
Pl read China is Not enemy to India.
Very disappointing news.
India Govt itself not keen & don''t want to put restrictions or ban Chinese Products. It is not possible also at this point of time & developing country like India has to depend China for many-things & can''t put restrictions. As already highlighted, using Modi''s `Make in India'', especially in Telecom/Communication/IT Hardware Industry, mostly Chinese companies only entered into India & doing business & plan to set-up Factory here. Why should people like we ban or restrict Chinese Products. What is the Issue in this. In Chinese Products both good & bad are there. Only Buyers (like we) has to select good Vendor & buy the Products if it meets our requirement. If we are not satisfied, go & buy Korean (Samsung/LG) or Japan (Sony) or even Indian Brand Micormax / Intex / No one can stop us. But, we our-selves don''t put restrictions or ban Chinese Products. Unless India Govt put restrictions to China Products, no one can do anything & at present, India govt can''t & impossible to impose restrictions.
3 days ago
Banning chinese products is partly a ploy of rich and corrupt and their associates to sell their own poor quality stuff. First improve the quality so that people have alternative.