lørdag 27. juni 2020

Can India afford an economic battle with China?

When 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese troops in the Himalayas this month, a fragile peace on the top of the world that has held for nearly 60 years looked dangerously close to shattering.

While diplomats and army commanders remain locked in talks to resolve the tensions on a military level, many experts fear another type of conflict is looming as ordinary Indians demand economic retribution and punishment of their neighbour. A traders association in New Delhi has demanded hotels ban Chinese visitors and circulated a list of 3,000 Chinese imports for people to boycott; developers have created a mobile application that detects and removes programs developed in China. Google has since taken it down, but not before it was downloaded more than a million times.