Can India Really Afford to Boycott Chinese Goods?
The Big StoryJune 19, 2020
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Can India Really Afford to Boycott Chinese Goods?

Ban Chinese food, ban Chinese products, delete Chinese apps — in the wake of the death of 20 soldiers at the LAC in Galwan Valley, the anti-China sentiment is viral once again.

Protests by traders bodies and common citizens have been raging with a call to boycott Chinese products to show solidarity with the army. Some citizens have gone over the top to teach China a lesson by breaking their Made in China appliances like TV sets, some are burning Chinese President Xi Jinping's effigies, while some others are asking for a ban on import and trading of Chinese products.

Although India and China have been engaged in a face-off since May that took a deadly turn, unseen in close to close to five decades, how practical is it to boycott Chinese goods in India? Tune in to The Big Story!

Producer and Host: Shorbori Purkayastha
Guests: Jayati Ghosh, Chairperson of the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning at the Jawaharlal Nehru University
Editor: Shelly Walia


Music: Big Bang Fuzz

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