Boycott China? From green tea to underpants how do Indians live in China

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 Boycott China? From green tea to underpants how do Indians live in China


India imports a lot of Chinese goods. According to a report released in March by its foreign trade agency, the three major import categories from China are electronic parts, communication equipment, computer hardware and peripheral equipment, which are basically the majority of electronic products used by Indians. Indians are so obsessed with Chinese consumer electronics: a new mobile phone sold out in minutes, as did Xiaomi laptop, which first landed in India. This even happened last month, when tensions between India and China intensified.

These are just electronic products. More government data provides a complicated picture of the amount of goods India imports from China. India imports more than 8000 commodities from China, including toothbrushes, toothpaste, pens, underwear, tomato seeds, green tea, raisins, Kashmir cashmere and yak tail The list is amazing. If it had not been mentioned by Indias then defense minister and other officials at a seminar in 2015, many Indians would not have known that even some Indian statues were made in China.

There are also students who want to learn Chinese. According to relevant websites, Chinese is currently taught in 38 institutions of higher learning in India. As of last year, 23000 Indian students were studying in the neighboring country. According to the Indian Embassy in Beijing, China has become one of the most popular destinations for further study among Indian students in recent years. How can some Indians think they can get rid of Chinas control forever? The two countries are so intertwined. Boycotting China is a daydream. The best that Indians can hope for is that the border tension between the two countries gradually subsides and everything goes back to normal - uncomfortable neighbors try to get on well with each other because they know how important each other is in each others lives. (Global Times writer Regina mishindukulasulia, translated by Ding Yuqing) source: Global Times editor in charge: Chen Hequn_ NB12679

There are also students who want to learn Chinese. According to relevant websites, Chinese is currently taught in 38 institutions of higher learning in India. As of last year, 23000 Indian students were studying in the neighboring country. According to the Indian Embassy in Beijing, China has become one of the most popular destinations for further study among Indian students in recent years.

How can some Indians think they can get rid of Chinas control forever? The two countries are so intertwined. Boycotting China is a daydream. The best that Indians can hope for is that the border tension between the two countries gradually subsides and everything goes back to normal - uncomfortable neighbors try to get on well with each other because they know how important each other is in each others lives.

(Global Times writer Regina mishindukulasulia, translated by Ding Yuqing)