Strong protest against the Chinese goods and products is building up in the country amid the rising tensions at the India-China Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh. The news of 20 Indian soldiers killed by the PLA in Galwan Valley has given rise to the call of Boycott Chinese Products/Goods. India's traders body - Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) - called for boycotting Chinese goods. On Wednesday, RSS affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch also urged the government to stop giving projects to Chinese firms and companies. Similar voices were raised by people on social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter.
#BoycottChina, #BoycottChineseProducts was a trending hashtag on social media platforms. #TeachLessonToChina and #ChinaGetOut also filled several social media posts.
Traders’ body CAIT calls for the boycott of 3,000 Chinese products
The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has called for boycott of Chinese goods, listing 450 imported items which includes cosmetics, bags, toys, furniture, footwear, watches.
The traders’ body released a list of over 450 broad categories of commodities, which have over 3,000 Chinese products.
At present, India imports about Rs 5.25 lakh crore, i.e. $ 70 billion, worth of goods annually from China.
The CAIT said that the objective is to reduce the import of Chinese finished goods by $13 billion or about Rs 1 lakh crore by December 2021.
Boycott Chinese products chorus grows on Twitter
As the standoff with Chinese troops on the border turned ugly, Twitterati also took to social media to make #BoycottChineseProducts #BoycottChinese, #BoycottChina, #ChinaGetOut campaign trend again. #IndiaChinaFaceOff, #IndiaChinaBorder, #WorldWar3, were among the other trending topics.
Hi All Pro-Indians,— Abhinav Dubey (@AbhinavDubey02) June 17, 2020
Humble request to you all to pls start chain for alternative indian or other countries' product in stead of Chinese so that those arguing that we have no other option then Chinese products can get some enlightenment. I m starting here
Every time someone says #BoycottChineseProducts others pop up with -— Nandini 🇮🇳 (@NAN_DINI_) June 17, 2020
Then throw your iPhone out…
Dump your car…
Close the pharma industry…
Bring down the statue…
For God’s sake the point is from NOW ONWARDS do whatever you can & make that dent no matter however small.
Mere syllabus me "china ki geography" naam ki alag se unit hai— Professor buddy 🌈 (@ColFool_) June 17, 2020
Deshbhakti dikhane le liye main wo poori book hi nahi padhunga
Strictly #BoycottChineseProduct #BoycottChineseSmartphone#BoycottChineseApp— प्रभु आजाद (@PNath_) June 17, 2020
Chinese Smartphone brands are: @OnePlus_IN@oppomobileindia @Vivo_India@XiaomiIndia @realmemobiles @InfinixIndia @IndiaPOCO @HuaweiIndia @Lenovo_in @CoolpadInd @GioneeIndia
#BoycottChineseProduct— Vikas Pandit (@ivikaspandit) June 17, 2020
चीन की कंपनी के मोबाइल से चीन के समान का बहिष्कार करने की पोस्ट करने वाले भाइयो पहले शुरुवात घर से करो।
6 साल हो गए मोदी सरकार को
अगर सरकार ने इतने सालों में चीनी समान को टक्कर देने की कोई रणनीति बनाई होती तो आज यह स्तिथि ना होती।
You are falling for Chinese psy ops and information warfare.— Ashok Thakur (@AshokRajput_) June 17, 2020
We are ranked 4th on global fire power index and it doesn't even consider nukes.
So have faith in #IndianArmy, we'll emerge the ultimate winner out of this #chinaindiaborder #indiachinastandoff. #BoycottChineseProduct
#BoycottChineseProduct It is high time that we should stop trading with China for the future if India,They are very soon going to make the tarding centres their military base,trading their products should be stopped.Even the software applications also should be banned. @PMOIndia— Akshaya (@AkshayaVelan) June 17, 2020
We all now need to boycott Chinese goods to break there economy.we mst unite ourselves to teach the lesson to https://t.co/UcjBymCplV's time to show them power of Indian people#TeachLessonToChina#BoycottChineseProduct pic.twitter.com/qT4TC4LKOD— Nehamathpal123 (@Nehamathpal2) June 17, 2020
Ban Chinese firms from government tenders, demands RSS-affiliated SJM
The Swadeshi Jagran Manch on Wednesday demanded that Chinese companies be banned from participation in the tendering process in the country.
The Manch -- an affiliate of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh that deals with economic issues -- also demanded the cancellation of the lowest bid made by China's Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co Ltd for the construction of an underground stretch of the Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System project.
Appealing to the Indians to boycott Chinese products, the Manch demanded a ban on the import of Chinese goods and levy of cess on China-made products sold in India.