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India ditched Micromax for cheap Chinese phones, but now loves its ‘atmanirbhar’ credentials

Micromax is the only homegrown company that broke into India’s Chinese dominated smartphone market. But no one came to its rescue when it was in trouble.
Authorities say the Kenbo bikes are used to smuggle contraband such as liquor | By special arrangement

Mizoram govt bans illegal Chinese Kenbo bikes ‘being used for cross-border smuggling’

Chinese-origin Kenbo bikes are mostly brought to Mizoram from across the border in Myanmar, with law enforcement agencies claiming they are mostly used for smuggling.
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Chinese firm Vivo likely to pull out as 2020 IPL title sponsor

There is a strong possibility that the company might part ways for a year, even though the IPL Governing Council Sunday retained all the sponsors.
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping reassures businesses as US pushes to further exclude Chinese companies

The US has been pushing foreign companies to move supply chains out of China, and publicly floated the need for a group of friendly Asian nations that could help produce essential goods.
BJP MPs who are implementing PM Modi's call to be 'vocal for local' | Image: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Kulhads, rakhis, room fresheners — how BJP MPs are implementing PM’s ‘vocal for local’ call

BJP MPs have begun encouraging the manufacture of ‘swadeshi’ goods as an alternative to Chinese products amid LAC tensions.
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RSS affiliate gets support from over 13 lakh people for its boycott Chinese goods campaign

Ashwani Mahajan, the national co-convenor of Swadeshi Jagran Manch, says the objective of the digital signature campaign is to arouse awakening & commitment for swadeshi.
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Off The Cuff with Martin Wolf

Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times was the guest at ThePrint's Off the Cuff. Wolf talked about how the Indian economy has been hard hit by the pandemic. The Indian government needs to spend more to revive demand and support businesses and not worry about the debt levels for now, he said. Wolf said he does not trust Indian economic data and that the country's actual growth rates may be lower than official estimates for the last few years. He also talked about how substituting Chinese goods will be a costly proposition for countries.
Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

To hit China, aim carefully. Don’t shoot yourself in the foot

Boycott calls are unlikely to hurt China & Xi Jinping. A tactical approach, like denying it access to strategic markets like telecom products, would be better.
Nala Ponnappa | Twitter

Struggle of boycotting Chinese goods, and the Opposition’s tough questions

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Representational image of Indian Chinese food | Wikipedia

Gobi manchurian and chilli chicken are ‘made in India’, Athawale’s ban on Chinese food futile

Most in China are unfamiliar with the 'Chinese' dishes famous in India. Banning them won't affect Xi Jinping's country.

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A Mosque in Xinjiang

How China’s project to de-Islamicise its Uyghur Muslims began and continues

In episode 577 of 'Cut the Clutter', ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta discusses the Uyghur issue and a new report that maps China's 'cultural erasure' of the region.
A Harley Davidson dealership (Representational Image ) | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Harley-Davidson riding away reflects poorly on both US icon and Modi’s ‘Make in India’

Modi’s ambitious plans to ‘Make in India’ could have been helped by a symbolic gesture to hold on to Harley, a premium manufacturer with an outsize brand.

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Representational image | ANI

India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Modi is a true reformer, he’ll bury Vodafone ghost and campaign on reforms in Bihar

No politician sees economic reform as a vote-catcher; it’s the old, povertarian economy that gets votes. Can Modi bring farm and labour reforms centre-stage?