India’s domestic industry has suffered a ‘material injury’ because of Chinese products invading India. China was dumping Vitamin-C into Indian markets. Indian government has slapped a anti-dumping duty of $3.99 per kg.
We all know the ban India imposed on Chinese toys which was later removed only to be re-imposed. The ban now extends to milk products from China too. After the milk scam which rocked China a while ago, a ban from India is expected.
India has finally banned all phones without IMEI number. This is a 15 or 16 digit unique number that is present in the mobile to uniquely identify the mobile. Service providers like Airtel and Vodafone use these numbers to track the phone (not exactly but on a broader level). There are 25 million phones in India without IMEI number and most of them are from China. Following the Mumbai attacks India took this step to ban all phone without IMEI number. A big hit of Chinese gray market (or all of it).
That’s not it. BSNL has recently imposed a virtual ban on Chinese equipment manufacturer following the advice of DoT. Huawei and LTE are the leading telecom equipment manufacturers of China and the world and DoT do not want them to be operating in sensitive zones. Sensitive regions are the areas having borders with China, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Pakistan. A major blow for the telecom companies trying to operate in world’s fastest growing telecom market.
This is how India perceives China. Whereas China seems to be having no problem at all with India. It likes Indian spices.
China has been buying mint and mint products from India besides spice oils and oleoresins, chillies, black pepper, turmeric and curry powder. (BS)
What’s going on? A neighbor extending a helping hand and India choosing when to extend and when to reject.
Finally, to cheer you up, it is not all sad story from India. Someone in India wants a Chinese collaboration and participation. Anil Kapoor loves and appreciates Chinese acting talent and would love to work in future projects with Chinese filmmakers. And I hope Indian government will not have any problems with that.
PS : Looks like the bans have compounded after the new government came in. Is it because of the Left not calling the shots anymore?