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    India bans China imports

    India bans China imports
    P. Jayaram, India Correspondent
    May 1, 2010

    Move follows earlier bans on Chinese phones, plastic toys


    An onion vendor talking on a mobile phone in a Delhi market. Last June, the Indian government banned mobile phones without an Imei number. Chinese manufacturers, who had flooded the Indian market with relatively cheap handsets, were hit hard.
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    NEW DELHI - INDIA has blocked the import of telecommunications equipment made by Chinese companies on security grounds, in a move that could hit the growth plans of major Chinese vendors in one of the fastest growing markets.

    Official sources say there had already been an unwritten order for several months, but the Department of Telecom has now sent out a formal order banning the import of Chinese equipment.

    They say the order went out earlier this week to some major operators that were on the verge of finalising deals with Chinese equipment manufacturers.

    An Indian government official denied that there was any ban, but said that telecom operators had to get security clearances before buying equipment.
    According to the sources, the order had come after India's Home Ministry raised concerns that telecom equipment from some countries, like China, could have embedded spyware, giving intelligence agencies access to telecom networks in India.

    Coming on the back of earlier bans on Chinese mobile phones and plastic toys, the latest move could trigger a trade war between the two Asian giants at a time when bilateral trade is expected to cross US$100 billion (S$136 billion) this year.

    straitstimes.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    An onion vendor talking on a mobile phone in a Delhi market
    I remember when owning a mobile phone was a status symbol and proof you was a YUPPIE, can't even remember if that's how it is spelt now




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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    An onion vendor talking on a mobile phone in a Delhi market
    I remember when owning a mobile phone was a status symbol and proof you was a YUPPIE, can't even remember if that's how it is spelt now



    I remember those days when people all looked around if your mobile rang in the middle of a shopping centre.
    Now even the plebs and immigrants have them.

    The Chinese phones do tend to be a bit crap but this move could be a real bugger for relations between the two countries.
    Be happy dudes. It's a lot more fun than crying.

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    Just wondering what national secrets an onion seller might reveal to the Chinks?

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    Good for India if they are standing up to Chinese mercantilism.

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    Indian "crap" be it cell phones,or anything else,is infinitely worse than Chinese "crap".
    This is all about India not being able to compete with China, or any other country on the world stage, each and every instance of trade agreements being negotiated be it WTO,G7 ,G8 it is always India that breaches agreements,lying cheating deceiving is the Indian way ,the original snake in the grass.

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    Better control of corrupt money this way!

    Ban it, makes it without tax for government, and the sales price increase in market as it is illegal and rare...

    Great solution

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    An onion vendor talking on a mobile phone in a Delhi market
    I remember when owning a mobile phone was a status symbol and proof you was a YUPPIE, can't even remember if that's how it is spelt now



    You're as old as I am. I remember the fake cell phone antennas you could stick on your car to look like you had one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Just wondering what national secrets an onion seller might reveal to the Chinks?
    Onion secrets, obviously

    Quote Originally Posted by robuzo
    Good for India if they are standing up to Chinese mercantilism.
    Seconded

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Just wondering what national secrets an onion seller might reveal to the Chinks?
    Onion secrets, obviously
    One layer at a time. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR
    You're as old as I am. I remember the fake cell phone antennas you could stick on your car to look like you had one.
    I must have left the UK before they came out, never saw them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robuzo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Just wondering what national secrets an onion seller might reveal to the Chinks?
    Onion secrets, obviously
    One layer at a time. . .
    Careful, this could end in tears

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    Yeah but when the last layer is peeled there is "nothing" there !

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