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Delhi budget hotels bar Chinese guests after LAC faceoff

Delhi budget hotels bar Chinese guests after LAC faceoff

Chinese nationals will not be able to access budget hotel or guest house accommodation in the national capital, as the tussle between India and China has led to an avalanche of anti-China sentiment here in the country.

Accordingly, the Delhi Hotels & Restaurant Owners Association (DHROA) announced that budget hotel or guest house accommodation will not be provided to Chinese nationals in Delhi.

The development comes as DHROA extended full-fledged support to “Boycott Chinese Campaign” of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT).

“In view of the nefarious activities of China, it has been decided that no Chinese will be accommodated in Delhi's hotels and guest houses from now onwards,” CAIT said in a statement.

“Delhi has about 3,000 budget hotels and guest houses with about 75 thousand rooms.”

Furthermore, DHROA decided not to use any Chinese made products in their hotels and guest houses.

As per the statement, CAIT will now make all efforts to rope in various sectors to join the campaign.

“CAIT will now contact national organizations of transport, farmers, hawkers, small scale industries, consumer entrepreneurs themselves, women entrepreneurs and connect them with this campaign,” the statement said.

In addition, CAIT said that by December 2021, traders along with Indian citizens will reduce the imports from China to the tune of Rs 1 lakh crore.

Meanwhile imports from China dropped from $ 76 billion in 2017-18 to $ 70 billion at present. “This $ 6 billion import decline tells the true story of the use of indigenous goods and changing consumer sentiments,” Praveen Khandelwal, secretary general, CAIT said.

The apex trader’s body has also prepared a list of 3000 products which includes FMCG, consumer goods, toys, festive goods, fabrics, textiles, stationery, paper, food items, electrical, electronics, builder hardware among others—that need to boycotted. It also said that the Indian manufacturers have an important role in the Chinese product boycott..