As the clashes between India and China continue to peak, the demand in India for “Boycott China” items increases. And seeing this as a major profit gain, various factories in China have started producing “Boycott China” baseball caps and T-shirts.
The scenario on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) continues to remain tense after the death of 20 Indian soldiers in a clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley on the night of June 15. This situation still very tense can easy escalate, prompting yet another face-off between the two armies.
India has accused China of sending thousands of troops into Ladakh’s Galwan valley and says China occupies 38,000sq km (14,700sq miles) of its territory.
This latest incident has triggered a fresh wave of anti-China sentiments in India.
Though the nationalism of the Chinese manufacturers comes under question who are making these caps but due to the global pandemic, the small factories can stay operational longer with the profits, supporting their employees and themselves. Such circumstances have prompted to sell these items at high profits and China will soon started delivering the caps and T-shirts in India to become a part of this campaign, to reap the profit.
The two countries have fought only one war so far, in 1962, when India suffered a humiliating defeat. Several rounds of talks in the last three decades have failed to resolve the boundary disputes.
India also disputes part of Kashmir – a region covering about 140,000sq km – with Pakistan.