Chinese citizens in India are concerned about anti-China sentiment and fear of backlash

Chinese citizens in India are concerned about anti-China sentiment and fear of backlash


The border clash between Indian and Chinese forces in Ladakh has brought fragile tranquility and a sense of security to concerned Chinese citizens in India who fear that the country may be backed by anti-China sentiment.


In East Ladakh's Galvan Valley, tensions were reduced with hashtag voice-over face-offs and street protests such as "High School China" and "Teach Lessons to China".

Fearing being recognized, some said they were reassured by their friends, but fearful of themselves and their family.

Mohammed Saqib, General Secretary of India's Economic India, said, "They (Chinese families) do not want to talk to the media. They are not going out and are concerned about their safety and health. Their families are also returning home."

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His Chinese friends in India are calling on him to raise concerns about anti-China sentiment as he hears news of Monday night's skirmishes that killed 20 Indian soldiers - the worst military conflict in five decades.

A Beijing Chinese citizen who works for a Chinese mobile company in Gurgaon initially refused to speak, saying he did not want to talk to the media and later shared his views on the situation.

"We are talking about border stalemate and tension, but we know that Indians are very warm people, so I told them that my family is all right here and that they should not worry," he said.

Another Chinese citizen, who works in Gurgaon, said that she and her family were tense amid ongoing clashes between India and China, but many friends were reassuring her.

"They (the Chinese in India) are naturally very stressed. This type of conflict is very stressful because they can cope with it and the same applies to Indians in China," BR Deepak, Jawaharlal Nehru University professor of Chinese and South Center East Asia, told PTI.

He said it was unfortunate that the two countries, which are supposed to be celebrating 70 years of diplomatic relations, should stop cross-border activities with the aim of strengthening the time limit.

Experts believe that border conflict is likely to have a significant negative impact on finances and public-to-public relations. The Chinese work in various Chinese institutions in India and are studying in universities like JNU.

At the start of the COVID-19 crisis, about 3000 Chinese people, either doing business or studying in big cities in India, were trapped in India and half of them returned to China before the lockout began on March 25.

The Chinese embassy in New Delhi has announced on May 25 that it will arrange flights to withdraw students, tourists and businessmen from five Chinese cities, including Shanghai and Guangzhou.

"It affects the psychology of China. There are over 2000 Chinese companies in different sectors in India that are going to be affected," said Deepak.

Future investments from the Chinese side will also be affected, he said. Deepak, moreover, is less likely to choose Chinese students in India as a preferred destination when it comes to people-to-person consultations.

Another Chinese expert, Alka Acharya, said that such an event could have both short-term and medium-term impacts. The initial nationalist backlash usually returns to normal in the medium term, but for the first time in decades, such a border conflict will resonate in both India and China, said Acharya, professor at the JNU Center for East Asian Studies, School of International Studies.

"Since the COVID-19 crisis has had an impact on the economy, it is a difficult question as to whether India can take stringent measures on China in terms of its economy," he said. ''

Acharya told PTI that in the immediate case, China would call for the boycott of goods and services and deteriorate economic ties.

He said the way the crisis was resolved would affect the relationship in the medium term. Highlights have been added to the concern. A group of former soldiers gathered near the Chinese embassy to protest the killing of 20 Indian Army personnel in the Galvan Valley in Ladakh. A group of about 10 protesters from Swadeshi Jagran Munch staged a protest near the Teen Murti Goal Gol Sagar in Delhi.

The anti-China sentiment is prevalent in the Chinese public, and the telecommunication department (DOT) is ready to ask state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) not to use Chinese telecom gear. 4G Upgrade.

Trade organizations like CAIT are also calling for a boycott of Chinese products. Chinese handset maker Oppo has canceled the launch of its flagship 5G smartphone in the country amid protests.

The clashes between Chinese and Indian troops on Monday night in the Galvan Valley have intensified the already unstable border ties between the two countries.

The death toll on China's side is still unknown. Government sources, however, cited a US intelligence report that said the total number of soldiers was 35 and seriously injured.

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