Despite boycott, ‘Chinese goods’ sale in India hit record high: Chinese media

The commercial cooperation between these two countries could also be focused on e-commerce, service and financial investment.

By: PTI | Beijing | Updated: October 14, 2016 1:16 pm
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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 in Beijing said on Friday.

“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.

“For the dragon and elephant, enhancing economic ties would be a preferable way to promote the comprehensive bilateral relationship. The more economic cooperation exists, the more opportunities there will be for Chinese products to enter the Indian market.

“India is a big potential market, and people using smartphones and doing online shopping has become the irreversible trend in the new era,” it said.

The commercial cooperation between these two countries could also be focused on e-commerce, service and financial investment.

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    mohit
    Jul 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm
    reason behind that how to replace chinese product with indian products mean where I can buy indian products like home decor on diwali festival ????????
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      Shama Singla
      Jul 25, 2017 at 4:43 pm
      yes why not,... There are many e-commerce s from where you can buy Indian products. s: silkrute / s: silkrute /marketplace/seller/profile/buyrudraksha s: silkrute /marketplace/seller/profile/RoohworldRoohworld
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      Era
      Jan 27, 2017 at 8:40 am
      Chinese products are much cheaper than Indian ones and have better quality. This is due to follwoing:lt;br/gt;1. many of Industrialist have more carving for profit without any professional atude.lt;br/gt;2. India government/ regulatory system have apathy about Industrieslt;br/gt;3. Just see the chain of licenses and permissions needed for any Industry. Even trading is not smoothened in India.lt;br/gt;4. Most corrupt government officials and most corrupt practiceslt;br/gt;5. Utter inefficiency in government sector dealing with Industry/ Import/ Businesslt;br/gt;6. Businessman is being treated as blood sucker by government.lt;br/gt;7. No effective redressal system of any grievance in India. lt;br/gt;8. A onine company 24X7Fresh flew away after making couple of thousands of crore scam and there is no trace of it. Mallya is seating at London after having 9000 Cr. scam.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Have any one tried to do business, before saying against chinese products? Pseudo nationalism will never work. I am also patriotic, but not impractical. lt;br/gt;If above issues are not addresses, this country will have to subdue in long runs to others, may not be China but may be to others. History will repeat itself. lt;br/gt;At present take example of Botswana and few other countries they have become practically in grip of China. lt;br/gt;Address the legitimate issues, problem will be solved and there will be no requirement to boycott chinese goods.
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        k
        Feb 1, 2017 at 2:04 pm
        ''Address the legitimate issues, problem will be solved and there will be no requirement to boycott chinese goods.''lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I think a combination of encouraging manufacturing in india while at the same time slowly increasing duties on chinese products is an ideal solution rather than total sudden boycott or totally ignoring chinese goods.
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          Abhinav Gour
          Oct 15, 2016 at 1:40 am
          Very good. The veracity of Chinese media is such that we can correctly conclude that boycott has indeed effected their s.
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          G V
          Oct 14, 2016 at 9:19 am
          People should realize and stop buying Chinese cheap products and teach a lesson to Chinese authorities. We should have self-respect and come out of slavery mentality which we inherited from Congress party which is antinational.
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            T S
            Oct 14, 2016 at 11:16 am
            This is 100% true.
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              T S
              Oct 14, 2016 at 11:14 am
              This propogonda is big a lie.
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                Arun Pasrija
                Oct 14, 2016 at 11:19 am
                Agreed, it's difficult to avoid all that they produce, but definitely their junk material can be stopped-by the commoner when we stop buying as a result the traders will automatically stop the imports. China surely will feel the heat !!
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