Protesters hold placards urging Indian citizens to remove Chinese apps and stop using Chinese products during a demonstration in New Delhi on June 30. Photo: AFP
Protesters hold placards urging Indian citizens to remove Chinese apps and stop using Chinese products during a demonstration in New Delhi on June 30. Photo: AFP

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Why India’s growing economic reliance on China makes it hard to quit

  • Recent hostilities between the two powerful neighbours have ratcheted up tensions and seen calls in India for a boycott of everything Chinese
  • But the pair’s huge trade flows, New Delhi’s exports push and rising Chinese investment in India, among other things, doesn’t make severing ties easy

Protesters hold placards urging Indian citizens to remove Chinese apps and stop using Chinese products during a demonstration in New Delhi on June 30. Photo: AFP
Protesters hold placards urging Indian citizens to remove Chinese apps and stop using Chinese products during a demonstration in New Delhi on June 30. Photo: AFP
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