‘Boycott Chinese products’ trends in India as China defends Pak terrorist Masood Azhar

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.”


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.

Mrityunjay Chaubey is the editor in chief at The Youth. He hails from Indore. Before The Youth, He worked for Indian Defence News as a columnist and was a reporter at two other sports portals.