In the world of Twitter, every single day is a new tag or trend. In recent times, “boycott China” is the slogan trending big time in India. What’s the reason behind it & and why people are going nuts? It looks like we have some reliable answers to your questions.
The trend “boycott China” has been uniting many Indians on Twitter and other social media platforms. People are eager to boycott China and everything related to the country. In today’s piece, we’ll cover the whole story from the beginning.
Backstory Behind “Boycott China”
Chinese aggression at the border of Ladakh over the past few weeks is the main reason by the whole “boycott China” story. A few days ago, a video went viral in which an Indian soldier was having a word with the Chinese soldiers. During patrolling, the Indian soldiers crossed the line of their territory in Ladakh, and it got a Chinese soldiers trip. In the video, the Chinese soldier was insulting the Indian soldier after capturing some of the Indian patrolling soldiers. It’s also said that the angry dialogue became an old-style group fight in which Indian soldiers were taken by a storm. So that’s that, it’s how the hashtag “boycott China” is trending in India, but wait, there’s more to the story.
The Aftermath of The Trend “Boycott China”
This video shows Chinese soldiers beating Indian counterparts in Ladakh
After the growing tensions between India & China in Ladakh, eminent personalities of India took charge. The innovator, Sonam Wangchuk, fueled the people of India to boycott the products made in India. Like one ant following the other, other popular icons like Baba Ramdev, Arshad Warsi, Ranvir Shory, and others joined the trail. Sonam Wangchuk asked the Indians to drop the Chinese apps, hardware, & everyday products within a year. Baba Ramdev uninstalled all the Chinese apps from his phone & installed Indian alternatives. Arshad Warsi, who starred in hits like Golmaal & Munna Bhai, urged the people to get “Chinese-free” one day. Some hit Tik-Tok stars of Indian told their fans that they had uninstalled the app.
Is “Boycott China” Trend Possible?
The business relationship between China & India is too big & complex! Given China’s massive investments in India, the trend is somehow “foolish.”
If we are talking about the tech-space, the investments have risen in recent times. According to an estimate China holds a share of around $4 billion in Indian tech startups. Moreover, 18 out of 30 goldfishes of the tech-world in Indian get their funds from China.
Alibaba, Tencent & ByteDance are major Chinese firms involved in Indian businesses through strategic investments. Alibaba alone has invested millions in Big Basket, Paytm.com, Zomato, Snapdeal, and Paytm Mall. Another noticeable firm, Tencent, has invested in Indian companies like Byju’s, Dream11, Hike Messenger, Ola, Swiggy & Flipkart.
In real life, Indians can’t just boycott China, or it’s products. Although starting a trend for boycotting China fuels our patriotism, it isn’t quite possible.