- Title: Demand for Chinese products fall, say retailers in India amid border tensions
- Date: 1st July 2020
- Summary: BHUBANESWAR, ODISHA, INDIA (JUNE 30, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VEHICLES PLYING OUTSIDE SHOPS PEOPLE STANDING OUTSIDE CHINESE ELECTRONICS COMPANY, XIAOMI'S SHOP SIGNBOARD READING (English): "XIAOMI" SHOPKEEPERS STANDING VARIOUS OF MOBILES KEPT ON SHELVES VARIOUS OF PRODUCTS ON DISPLAY (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) SECRETARY, ODISHA MOBILE RETAILERS ASSOCIATION AND BHUBANESWAR MOBILE RETAILERS ASSOCIATION, PARADIPTA PATRA, SAYING: "There are talks about boycotting China that is doing the rounds and since we have faced problems at the border, we are seeing that slowly customers, around 10 %, are not interested in buying products that are made in China." JAMMU, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA (JULY 01, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS WITH CHINA'S FLAG, POSTERS RAISING SLOGANS PROTESTERS BURNING CHINA'S FLAG, PICTURES OF CHINESE PRESIDENT, XI JINPING AND RAISING SLOGANS PICTURE OF XI BEING BURNT PROTESTERS HITTING PICTURE OF XI WTH SLIPPERS AND STAMPING ON IT
- Embargoed: 15th July 2020 09:53
- Keywords: China India border tension boycott clash products protest soldiers
- Location: BHUBANESWAR, ODISHA/JAMMU, JAMMU AND KASHMIR INDIA
- City: BHUBANESWAR, ODISHA/JAMMU, JAMMU AND KASHMIR INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA001CKZ907J
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Retailers in India's eastern Bhubaneswar city said on Tuesday (June 30) the sale of Chinese products had gone down amid an anti-China sentiment after 20 Indian soldiers were killed in clashes with Chinese troops at a disputed Himalayan border site.
Mobile shop owners struggled to sell Chinese products as customers preferred to buy products coming from other countries as compared to China.
Anti-China sentiment has long simmered in India over accusations of cheap imports flooding the country, but the border clash has brought tensions to the fore with calls being made to boycott Chinese products.
Meanwhile posters of Chinese President Xi Jingping and Chinese flag were burnt and slogans raised as angry protesters in northern Jammu city came out on the streets to condemn China and boycott their products.
India on Monday (June 29) banned 59, mostly Chinese, mobile apps including Bytedance's TikTok and Tencent's WeChat in its strongest move yet targeting China in the online space since a border crisis erupted between the two countries this month.
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