After China blocked India’s constant efforts to declare Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist, citizens are now calling for a boycott of Chinese products across the nation. #BoycottChineseProducts trends on Twitter, which goes to show that Indians don’t like China and its products. It is to be noted that China is one of the biggest trading partners of India and it exports right from mobile phones to cosmetics.
When China showed its true colours by supporting Pakistan being its ‘all-weather ally’, many Indian Twitter users are saying China should be taught a big lesson.
Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy, in his recent tweet, said India was paying a hefty price of gifting UNSC seat to China in 1950. “The cost of freeing Azhar in 1999 is now haunting us. The cost of gifting UNSC seat to China in 1950 is haunting us today,” he said.
A Twitter user also urged people to use products from any country except China’s. “Buy Samsung Mobile or Indian brands’ smartphones and other goods instead of Chinese ones. At least this we can do to show our protest against China’s anti-India attitude,” he tweeted.
“My humble request to every Indian. We must retaliate on China for this act… every rupee will be saved by this act will be your contribution to nation and tribute to our soldiers,” tweeted another user.
While some of them said it would be difficult to avoid Chinese products on the whole. “Irony is this hashtag (#BoycottChineseProducts) trend will be done from Chinese made mobile phone. No country on earth can afford to ban Chinese products as of today,” said a user.
One more user said adding that instead of becoming “keyboard warriors”, people should show “real patriotism” and stop using Chinese mobile phones. “Hold on guys, throw your Oppo smartphones first…ask your players not to wear Chinese company sponsored T-shirts.”
Boycott Chinese products for supporting terrorism. As a citizen of india,i wont buy those products anymore. I did my part,its your turn Being as a PM of india @narendramodi you should take some strict action to teach them a lesson.#BoycottChineseProducts@FinMinIndia @PMOIndia
— Srikanth (@Srikanth7780) March 14, 2019
— Raghuvir Singh (@thakur_veer90) March 14, 2019
Honestly I love the idea. But not the most practical one. I do that really think we are there yet production wise. Most of us will have to throw away the devices we have. Plus many can only offer Chinese product. But I love the sentiment. #BoycottChineseProducts
— Abhinav (@Fatboy_was_slim) March 14, 2019
Those who don't have courage to ask a single question to the Prime Minister about his lacks and failures are promoting ban chinese product on social media while using themselves the chinese phones . #BoycottChineseProducts
— MOHAMMAD AKMAL (@MOHAMMADAKMAL12) March 14, 2019
#BoycottChineseProducts is people's initiative. Govt cannot take stand because of international treaties
To vent your anger againt CHINA, do not create problems in INDIA. Those buying or selling Chinese goods cannot be targeted
— Digamber Karekar (@drkarekar) March 14, 2019
The only thing china had better than india was a non corrupt goverment .. now even we have tht with @narendramodi.. lets not leave any country which messes with india.. we tolerated enough all these years now we dont need to.. more over we dont need china! #BoycottChineseProducts
— Rob (@Nniimmiitt) March 14, 2019
#BoycottChineseProducts definitely it's need of nation now, China more dangerous than Massood Azhar and "Baazwaa Gang ""
— Bittu Dwivedi (@BittuDwivedi9) March 14, 2019
Others sought more clarity on how people could boycott the Chinese products and what the government could do to stop the sale of such products in India.
World leaders are gathering together again to support India at a time when ‘China betrayed the international community by blocking the bid to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar’ as a “global terrorist” for the fourth time.
Annoyed by China’s move, UNSC members today threatened that they “may be forced to pursue other actions” if China still continues to support Pakistan in case of terror.
“If China continues to block this designation, responsible member-states may be forced to pursue other actions at the Security Council. It shouldn’t have to come to that,” a Security Council diplomat was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.