Report By: Nandika Chand | Last Updated June 19, 2020
With the Center under tremendous pressure to giving a befitting reply to China after a barbaric border clash, there is growing chorus for banning everything Chinese. Images of a group of people in Gujarat smashing Chinese brand of television have gone viral along with Minister of State for Social Justice Ramdas Athawale demanding a ban on Chinese restaurants.
There will be a noted decline in the sale of Chinese products. Indian executives of popular phone brands like Xiaomi and Realme are already ‘feeling the heat’. As such, Chinese smartphone brands and companies are adopting a cautionary approach on promoting their products and services.
Manu Kumar Jain, Xiaomi India Managing Director, was trolled on Twitter when he announced the next sale date for the newly launched Mi Notebooks on the online platform. Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth also had a similar experience when he tweeted the upcoming launch of Realme X3 and Realme X3 SuperZoom smartphones in India on June 25.
A Twitter user Akshat Shukla (@akshat_shukla22) said after the issue with Chinese troops, he will not buy any smartphone from Chinese brands like Realme Redmi Oppo Vivo. “I will instead opt for Samsung no matter if I have to compromise with some extra features,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Federation of All India Vyapar has adviced members to clear their stocks of Chinese products and refrain from placing fresh orders. The association has also requested the government to restrict e-commerce companies from selling Chinese products. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has also stepped up its effort to ban Chinese goods under the ‘Bhartiya Samaan-Hamara Abhimaan’ campaign.