China has threatened India that it cannot afford economic lows if it becomes a pawn in the hands of the US. However, India has hit back asking China not to side with its stooge Pakistan
Bengaluru: While the ties between United States of America and China remain low due to the coronavirus pandemic, there is a growing chorus that Chinese goods be boycotted by India as well.
However, India’s grouse with China is not limited to the pandemic alone. It is worried about privacy concerns and the border tiff.
As the tensions escalate, Chinese state-run media Global Times has warned India over the issue.
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It said, “Such irrational voices are nothing but misleading, which should not represent the mainstream voices and sway the Indian government's stance.”
It further asked India not to have a stake in the US-China conflict and added India should be reacting with more objectivity and rationality.
It said, “If in a new Cold War, India leans toward the US or becomes a US pawn attacking China, the economic and trade ties between the two Asian neighbours will suffer a devastating blow. And it would be too much for the Indian economy to take such a hit at the current stage.”
The media also urged India to view the relations with rational minds instead of being lured by domestic nationalist sentiments.
It said, “China does not want to see a situation where politics leads to economic repercussions. So the Indian government is advised to always view the India-China relations with rational minds instead of being lured by domestic nationalist sentiment.”
However, these remarks were not taken kindly to by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi. On her twitter account she said, “Back to a huff and a puff. India is a market 4your cheap products both figuratively & literally, so please don’t talk about economic costs. India is no body’s pawn it knows exactly how to protect its interests but China would do well in advising & not siding with its stooge Pak.”
Back to a huff and a puff. India is a market 4your cheap products both figuratively & literally, so please don’t talk about economic costs. India is no body’s pawn it knows exactly how to protect its interests but China would do well in advising & not siding with its stooge Pak https://t.co/irdUwFvHNM— Meenakashi Lekhi (@M_Lekhi) May 31, 2020
Well, while China resorts to financial sabre-rattling, there are many who feel that China is losing US market while it further fears losing Indian market as well.
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Last Updated Jun 1, 2020, 3:41 PM IST