ZTE and Huawei have been banned by the Indian government due to security concerns.The reasons for the the ban are pretty obvious with relations between these Two Asian Giants remaining sensitive despite a massive increase in Trade in recent year. The Indian government seems concerned about telecommunication equipment sourced from ZTE and Huawei which have strong connections with the Chinese government.With telecommunication equipment forming a vital piece of nation’s infrastructure,trusting companies from China has made the Indian intelligent agencies see red.This had made ZTE and Huawei increase their lobbying efforts to get this ban overturned.It has found support from the Chinese Commerce Ministry and Indian telecom operators.The latest to join the support bandwagon is a Chinese Trade Body involved in Export/Import of Machinery and Electronics.
India’s security concerns over Chinese telecom equipment are groundless, a Chinese trade body has said, asserting that Chinese companies used same technologies as their Western counterparts and banning them was discriminatory.
Asking the Indian government to continue negotiations to resolve the differences, the China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Machinery & Electronic Products, said the interests of Indian businesses and consumers would also be hurt by the policy.There would be no winners over China-India [ Images ] “dispute” on the use of Chinese telecom equipment in India, Zhang Yujing, president of the body was quoted as saying by state run China Daily on Tuesday.
India’s telecom operators and consumers will pick up the tab for the Indian government’s ban on imports of Chinese telecom equipment though the restrictions hurt Chinese manufacturers, he said.Asking New Delhi [ Images ] to continue negotiations to resolve differences, he said: “It (the ban) is a discriminatory policy that not only hurts Chinese vendors but also the interests of India’s businesses and consumers”.