press release on dispute with china
Socialist Party (India)
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Date: 29 April 2013
Socialist Party (India) demands ending imports from China.
In wake of Chinese intrusion into 19kms of Indian territory, the Socialist Party demands that
the Government of India must stop all imports of Chinese goods into India. Banares Sarees,
Holi 'pichkaaris, woolen clothes, religious statues, various kind of electronic goods, etc are
some examples where our markets are flooded with Chinese products. We do not support direct
military action at this stage and believe that he dispute should be resolved through bilateral
negotiations. But we do support and demand policies which should protect our local markets of
small and middle scale industries and local craft artisans across the country. Such a decision
will strengthen our economic power. Banning imports from China and promoting domestically
produced products will give double boost to our economy and put more pressure on China to
respect international borders including Indias.
However, Socialist Party firmly stands for the Indian land occupied by China in the war of
1962. Further, we also support independence of Tibet as desired by the late socialist stalwart
Dr. Rammanohar Lohia.
Socialist Party (India) had earlier made a demand that India must not rush into signing Free
Trade Agreements (FTAs) and other bi- and multi-lateral trade agreements that would jeopardize
access to essential and affordable medicines, seeds and adversely impact other sectors of
small and medium scale enterprises.
The Socialist Party believes in sustainability at local level as envisaged by Mahatma Gandhi's
Gram Swarajya model. Opening markets internationally is not providing equal level playing
field to domestic players. We have seen how big industries (whether domestic or multinational)
are given over due benefits and promotions to help protect their markets and domestic players
are dealt with heavy hands making it all the more difficult for them to survive.
In present context, it is in our interest to stop patronizing Chinese products and strengthen
domestic production and markets.
Dr. Sandeep Pandey (Vice President), Dr. Prem Singh (Spokesperson), Omkar Singh (General
Secretery), Girish Pandey (President, Uttar Pardesh)
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