by Apparel Resources News-Desk
15-March-2019 | 1 min read
China’s recent move at the United Nations for not taking a stand on Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar – a global terrorist — has stirred a fresh debate among the social media users and trade bodies. They are urging Indians to boycott the Chinese products and services.
Although, this is not the first time that China has taken such move.
While Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and ShareChat users are throbbing anti-China rants, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), which claims to represent 70 million traders, said its members would burn Chinese goods on March 19 across the country to “teach China a lesson”.
The trade body, CAIT, has started a national campaign among the trading community to boycott Chinese goods. CAIT also said it would also rope in national organisations of transport, consumers, small industries, farmers, hawkers and other sections to the campaign. India’s imports from the neighbouring country are estimated to be about US $ 75 billion a year, with the trade skewed heavily in favour of China.
Some users on social media platforms are asking Indians to stop consumption of Chinese goods as well as usage of apps like TikTok.
Twitter is filled with hashtags such as #BoycottChina #Chinabacksterror, #Boycottchinesegoods and #BoycottChineseproducts. Some of the users are urging the Indian cricket board to drop Chinese handset maker Vivo as the sponsor of events like the IPL, Oppo as the official sponsor of the Indian cricket team’s jersey and Redmi Note 7 Pro.