There has been a rising sentiment amongst the Indian people over the past two months, in the wake of the border confrontation and instigation by populist forces, to “boycott Chinese goods”. (However) a recent poll shows that it will be impossible for Indians to decouple from “Made in China”, with nearly half of the respondents supporting the operations of Chinese companies operating in India.
According to a report by Bloomberg News of the 21st, the Indian authorities intend to further tighten Chinese activities in India. Visas of Chinese businessmen, scholars, industry experts and their rights and interests in India may be subjected to additional “security scrutiny” — similar to the long-term measures taken against neighboring Pakistan. An unnamed Indian official said that the Indian government was currently reviewing various cooperation agreements signed between the country’s universities and their Chinese counterparts. It can be expected that cooperation between the universities of the two countries will “substantially decrease” in the future. The Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs declined a comment on the report.