By Zhen Bo Source:Global Times Published: 2016-10-13 19:28:39
Diwali, one of the most important Hindu festivals and one of the biggest shopping seasons in India, is coming at the end of October, but encouragement to boycott Chinese goods has been spreading in the last few days on Indian social media, and even a few Indian politicians are exaggerating facts.
Chinese products are often the victim when regional situations get tense, and this phenomenon has been existing for quite a few years.
There have been at least two prominent Indian boycotts of Chinese goods in the past few months.
The first happened in April. It was caused by dissatisfaction over China's stand on the issue of Maulana Masood Azhar, leader of the militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed active in Kashmir, who is accused of committing terrorist acts in India. The second was in July and because of China's lack of support for India's bid to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group.
Now Chinese goods are on the stage again due to the Kashmir issue.