Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicChinese goods

Topic: Chinese goods

43% Indians did not buy ‘Made in China’ products since Galwan clash last year, survey says

A LocalCircles survey released Tuesday found that out of those who did buy Chinese-made items, 60% said they only bought only one or two items.

Indians bought 17 lakh more Chinese phones this October than October 2019 despite Galwan

Estimates of online sales of smartphones show Indians primarily shopped from five brands this October, including 4 Chinese companies Xiaomi, Vivo, realme and Oppo.

Auto parts, footwear, chargers, oil — Chinese products flooding India illegally, govt finds

A group of ministers set up to promote Indian manufacturing has flagged various ways through which Chinese goods are evading duties and other restrictions.

71% Indians consciously did not buy Chinese products this festive season, survey finds

According to a survey by LocalCircles, only 29 per cent respondents bought Chinese products this year, which is a 19% decline compared to the purchases made last year.

Defence Ministry to stop sale of imported goods, including from China, in military canteens

The decision to stop sale of imported goods in canteen store departments is part of efforts to promote local goods. Defence sources say sale of foreign liquor also may follow.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

On Camera

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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