Indian Traders Launch ‘China Quit India’ Campaign To Boycott Chinese Goods
Protesters burn an image of Chinese President Xi Jinping at a demonstration requesting consumers to boycott Chinese goods. (Photographer. T. Narayan/Bloomberg)

Indian Traders Launch ‘China Quit India’ Campaign To Boycott Chinese Goods

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The Confederation of all India Traders launched the 'China Quit India' campaign to boycott Chinese goods, while its members held protests across 600 places across the country.

The trader's body said there is an urgent need to check "China's growing footsteps in India and import of Chinese goods".

Expressing concerns over Chinese investment in various Indian companies, startups and digital apps, CAIT said there is a need to take necessary action in this regard.

It said that Chinese investments in government projects and various sensitive construction works should be put under government scanner.

On the 78th anniversary of Quit India Movement, it said people across the country had come together under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi to protest against the British Raj.

While releasing the agenda of the 'China Quit India campaign', CAIT Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal "urged the central government to carry out an all-round siege of China and its activities in India".

"Several Chinese companies have made large investments in Indian startups in sizable numbers, all such startups should be asked to exclude Chinese investors and the government should announce a lucrative policy to encourage Indian people to invest in these startups," he said.

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Khandelwal also said that at least for the next three years, the provision of government's permission for any kind of business and industrial investment by China in India should be implemented immediately.

He further said that the imports from China should be closely monitored andhigher customs or anti-dumping duty should be imposed onthe goods that are being dumped or are non-essential imports.

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