China has been at its game again of kicking up dust on the Ladakh border for the last few days. In this context, reputed educationist and Magsaysay Award winner Sonam Wangchuk has created a video regarding the boycott of Chinese goods which is going viral. Many Bollywood celebrities have pledged support to him. We see a lot is going to happen in China and will have far-reaching impact on India. Before analyzing it further, let us see what Sonam Wangchuk says in his video.
Sonam says that for the past several weeks, China is not only meddling with India, but also with Vietnam, Taiwan, and now Hong Kong in the South China Sea. China is doing all this to solve its internal problems and as a diversion tactic. Today, the biggest fear for China is from its 140 crore people, who are deprived of human rights, as bonded laborers for the Chinese Communist government, making it rich. China is afraid that a situation of revolt should not arise among them.
Sonam Wangchuk says that this time India’s wallet power will be more useful than bullet power. If we all boycott Chinese goods on a large scale, it will have a big impact on the Chinese economy. Though it sounds simplistic, if we do not do this, on the one hand, our army will be fighting the war on the border, and on the other hand, we will be sending money to the Chinese army by purchasing Chinese goods from mobile to computers, clothes to toys.
Let us give you a glimpse of how things may unfold in the near future in China. Due to the negligence, cover-up, and under-reporting on the Coronavirus issue, China has already lost the trust of developed countries of the world. US, Japan, and several European countries are planning to move their industrial units out of China. Petitions of billions of dollars have been filed against China in many countries. Needless to say that China’s economy is in shambles.
China is ruled by the iron fist of the Communist Party. In the last 70 years, the Chinese Communist Party has pushed China from one man-made tragedy to another such as the great famine, the cultural revolution, the Tiananmen Square massacre, persecution of Falun Gong, suppression of human rights in Tibet, Xinjiang and Hong Kong, etc. The height of the atrocities of the Chinese Communist Party came to light when in 2006 when Kilgour and Matas report revealed that organs were being harvested from imprisoned Falun Gong and other religious minorities in China. An institution named “Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting” was nominated for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for the investigation in this case. Its founder, Dr. Torsten Trey, was awarded the prestigious Mother Teresa Memorial Award at a function organized by Harmony Foundation, in Mumbai in November 2019.
You are in for some breaking news – a book called “Nine commentaries on the communist party” – is slowly but surely bringing about the winds of change in China. This book, published by Epoch Times, New York in 2004, narrates the oppressive history of the Communist Party in China. This book has turned into a powerful medium to bring about a change, a movement. After reading the book, a large number of people are quitting the membership of the Chinese Communist Party. In the last 15 years, more than 35 crore Chinese people have resigned anonymously or even using their real names from the membership of the Communist Party. For more details on this issue, please see https://en.tuidang.org/.
On the one hand, China is going through a Coronavirus crisis and has lost the trust of the world, and on the other hand, the “Quit Party Movement” is eroding the Communist Party. Just as the erstwhile Soviet Communist empire collapsed overnight, so too are the days of the Chinese Communist regime numbered. The possibility of the disintegration of the Chinese Communist Party holds great significance for a democratic country like India. By now you may have got a picture of what effect the boycott of Chinese goods is going to have on China. We should take Sonam Wangchuk’s appeal in this context and support him wholeheartedly.