Indian Hotel Association issues “blanket ban” on Chinese tourists

The Indian hotel group has issued a blanket ban on Chinese tourists as anti-Chinese sentiment rises in India. The ban was preceded by restrictions on 59 Chinese mobile apps by the Indian government after a savage border clash between soldiers from the two nations.

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“In view of China’s nefarious activities, it has been decided that no Chinese will now be accommodated in hotels and guesthouses in Delhi,” Delhi Hotel and Restaurant Owners Association said. in a press release at the end of June.

The group, which represents budget hotels with around 75,000 rooms in New Delhi, has also called on its members to avoid Chinese-made furniture and kitchen accessories.

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The border clash between India and China has also encouraged the boycott of Chinese goods in India, which is expected to have an impact on the economy. This comes at a time when the hotel industry is already reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have suffered for the past three months, and it will add to the blow,” said an employee of a Chinese restaurant in a Delhi hotel.

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India has yet to reopen international flights due to the pandemic, but “the Chinese will stop traveling to India if their safety is not guaranteed,” the employee said.

The Confederation of All Indian Traders, which represents 70 million traders, previously called for a global boycott of Chinese products. Consumers are advised not to purchase wearable ornaments or other products made in China for upcoming festivals.

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As EurAsian Times reported, earlier tThe Indian government has also banned a total of 59 Chinese apps that include names from giants like TicTok, ShareIt, UC Browser, Likee, WeChat, and Bigo Live.

The Indian ministry described the applications held by the Chinese as “prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, the defense of India, state security and public order”. The Indian Cybercrime Coordination Center under the Ministry of Interior has issued a comprehensive recommendation to block these “malicious applications”.

The ministry said it had “received numerous complaints from various sources, including several reports regarding the misuse of certain mobile applications available on the Android and iOS platforms to steal and surreptitiously transmit user data in an unauthorized manner to individuals. servers located outside India “.

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“The compilation of this data, its extraction and profiling by elements hostile to the national security and defense of India, which ultimately encroach upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of great concern. deep and immediate which requires emergency measures, “he continued. .

Sha Jun, the executive partner of the India Investment Services Center at law firm Yingke, called the New Delhi action “too childish and emotional” and “it signals a very bad signal for further Chinese investment in China. India”.

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Via: NAR

Christina A. Kroll