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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    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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                  PN badri
                  Oct 14, 2016 at 8:09 am
                  No one can compete with Manan race and the productivity of chinese Labour is very high compared to Indian worker low productivity norms apart from low cost economy. In mobile phone and consumer electronics they are ruling the world and all premium bs having manufacturing plants in china and w world depending on China for low cost products.
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                    Basant Soni
                    Oct 14, 2016 at 10:44 am
                    Chines goods can not be banned in India officially as they used to pay all taxes to Indian Govt like excise and custom duties which contribute in the development of our nation, however we indians I mean the Consumer surly can do this. As from so many days we are sending sms and Whatsapp mails to boycott the chines item but funny thing you will find that 50% of the people will be using the chines phones to send this type of messages. So no govt can be blamed. yes heavy taxes can be imposed on all chines items and bring them at par with Indian Items in cost, automatically the of chines item will reduce and if not than Govt will get huge amount through the of these item and the amount can be used for development of India.
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                      Mayank
                      Oct 14, 2016 at 9:17 am
                      The thing is that Indians would have to come up with the products of equal quality and economy....Nobody will boycott good products merely because of their political position in revenge..fact many of Indian youth do not even follow the national affairs..so much they are into daily soaps and bollywood..
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                        Chandrasekaran
                        Oct 14, 2016 at 10:55 am
                        Let them claim and be happy as their bosom friend denial is the main policy of these rogue nations
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                          GreatBharat
                          Oct 16, 2016 at 2:17 pm
                          This pressutes mentioned last year financial details and boasting increase. It's just sponsored news n propaa
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                            Annu Chopra
                            Nov 1, 2016 at 2:32 am
                            If YOU buy chinese products, lt;br/gt;1dia’s factories close down. You, your father , brother, sister lose jobs and become poor because of chines products. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;2. China makes money from India . China uses YOUR money to makes more weapons to kill you and our jawans on our borders. lt;br/gt;3.China uses YOUR money to give free nuclear bombs to stan to kill YOU and other indians.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;CHINA IS A SNAKE . PLEASE DON’T HELP CHINA TO KILL YOU AND OUR JAWANS lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;STOP BUYING CHINESE PRODUCTS EVEN IF THEY ARE CHEAPlt;br/gt;THEY ARE WORSE THAN POISON. DO NOT HELP YOUR ENEMIES TO KILL YOUlt;br/gt;BUY INDIAN PRODUCTS
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                              count
                              Oct 14, 2016 at 8:51 am
                              Shameless people who ever buying the goods. India is M and they don't know whats happening in and around the world.
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                                C S
                                Oct 18, 2016 at 12:59 am
                                While the Govt is trying to increase the trade and investment with China, boycotting Chinese goods is neither desirable nor feasible. China happens to be India's biggest trading partner with an import of $ 62 bn p. a and an export of $ 9 bn. India imports everything from shirt buttons, fire crackers, toys and batteries to drugs, cell phones, laptops, AC buses, power plants and host of white goods. Stopping use of Chinese goods would mean not using cell phones, power produced from Chinese plants, or taking a ride by a Chinese made bus as well as not using medicines made in China. The way forward is to Make in India at compeive prices so that the flow of goods from China was reduced or even reversed. Devaluation of rupee is another way so that imports becomes more expensive and thereby providing increased protection to local products. but that would result in price increase. The kind of boycott talked about can only create problems for a few traders without making a dent in the balance of trade with China.
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                                  DS Reddy
                                  Oct 15, 2016 at 2:47 am
                                  The remedy is proactive Siva Sena like approach. When market realities forget nationalism by importing from a country who supports terrorists (who are killing Indians)- policing of market would be necessary. Two three events like that would reduce imports in a day. Make in India get a boost.
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                                    Ajay
                                    Oct 16, 2016 at 5:01 am
                                    It's hard to understand. China refuses to acknowledge terrorism against India and we keep on buying Chinese goods creating a trade deficit of 46 billion dollars!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Lack of national consciousness is the problem here.
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                                      Gaurav J
                                      Oct 15, 2016 at 1:57 pm
                                      That's right! Local dealers are the culprits over here. We need to threaten online dealers like Flipkart just like we threatened Snapdeal to clify the products wrt their location of Manufacture. The govt is not gonna do sh it. Because it has WTO trade restrictions. The govt can't even send hints of "protectionism". Because lets face it, they are morally corrupt. But we as Common people of India can do it. We have to take matters into our hands now. That is the true accomplishment of democracy. When common people force the govt into action. PS I wasn't rude, just perplexed at your statement
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                                        ravindra l
                                        Oct 14, 2016 at 9:39 am
                                        Say no to chines products . All bar codes that start with 690, 691, 692, thru 695 are MADE IN CHINA. it will take us a minute more to check with shopkeeper to show us Made in india products. Yes as we know price may be little higher than chines products but be have to bear it now and sure quality will be good.
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                                          stranger
                                          Oct 14, 2016 at 10:18 am
                                          no such ban is possible, because the problem is when you buy many so called indian goods they are simply embled chinese products. the main thing indian is the middlemens cut taking for of either low quality or higher prices.
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                                            Syed
                                            Oct 14, 2016 at 9:03 am
                                            I believe Technology wise also we need to increase to compete with china,Otherwise situation will be same.
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