- Title: Exiled Tibetans launch global movement to boycott Chinese goods
- Date: 10th July 2020
- Summary: DHARAMSALA, HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA (JULY 10, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) EFFIGY OF CHINESE PRESIDENT XI JINPING AND CHINESE FLAG BEING DRAGGED ON ROAD AS EXILED TIBETANS PROTESTERS SLOGANEER VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS MARCHING AND SLOGANEERING CARRYING PLACARDS AND FLAGS OF INDIA AND TIBET PROTESTERS BREAKING CHINESE GOODS AND STEPPING ON CHINESE FLAGS PROTESTERS SLOGANEERING FLAG OF INDIA PROTESTERS SLOGANEERING AND WAVING FLAGS AND PLACARDS PROTESTERS SETTING FIRE TO JINPING'S EFFIGY, CHINESE FLAGS, AND CHINESE GOODS PROTESTERS SLOGANEERING (SOUNDBITE) (English) TIBETAN ACTIVIST, TENZIN TSUNDUE, SAYING: "We are protesting "Made in China" products. We are demanding government of India to boycott China completely. And this is in protest, not just against China's invasion and occupation of Tibet but also because China recently invaded into Indian territory, killed Indian soldiers. And we... we have to protest this. So, we are coming together to protest China, boycott 'Made in China' products, and (ask for) complete isolation of China." SHIMLA, HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA (JULY 10, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS CARRYING FLAGS, SLOGANEERING CLOSE OF POSTER, READING (English): "BOYCOTT CHINESE PRODUCTS IN INDIA, BE INDIAN BUY INDIAN" PROTESTER STANDING MAN SLOGANEERING PROTESTERS SINGING (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) PRESIDENT REGIONAL TIBETAN YOUTH CONGRESS, SHIMLA, PEMA DORJEE, SAYING: "Our elderly used to say that the Chinese are like our guardians but when the reality came out, it was ugly. Their aim was to capture our country. Similarly, now China has attacked our Army, invading our second home (India). We condemn this wholeheartedly." PROTESTERS STANDING WITH FLAGS AND PLACARDS
- Embargoed: 24th July 2020 12:32
- Keywords: China Dharamsala Exiled Tibetans Galwan Valley India Tibet boytcott protest
- Location: DHARAMSALA, SHIMLA, HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA
- City: DHARAMSALA, SHIMLA, HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA001CM87U4V
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Exiled Tibetans in India launched a global movement to boycott Chinese goods on Friday (July 10), to raise awareness against alleged atrocities by the Chinese government on Tibetans and attack on Indian soldiers last month.
India and China have traded blame for triggering the high-altitude brawl in the Galwan Valley on June 15, in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed and at least 76 were injured.
China has not disclosed how many casualties its troops suffered.
After this, the calls for boycotting of Chinese products has grown in India. The exiled Tibetans are taking it a step further and appealing the whole world to boycott the products made in China.
The protesters marched across the hill towns of Shimla and Dharamsala and raised slogans against China and the Chinese Communist Party. Some protesters were also seen burning Chinese goods and effigy of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The nuclear-armed neighbors have amassed troops along the border, most of which remains disputed, and military and diplomatic talks are going on to de-escalate the confrontation.
Beijing sent troops into remote, mountainous Tibet in 1950 in what it officially terms a peaceful liberation and has ruled there with an iron fist ever since. Hundreds of Thousands of exiled Tibetans then fled to India under the guidance of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.
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