Irate India questions rule of law in China

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  1. amitkriit

    amitkriit Senior Member Senior Member

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    BEIJING: The Yiwu kidnapping controversy took a new turn on Tuesday when the Indian embassy wrote a strong rejoinder to an article by a Chinese professor criticizing its advisory to Indians visiting China. The state-run paper, Global Times, published an article by a law professor which justified the kidnapping and beating of three Indian traders over business disputes.

    "It's understandable that the sellers may adopt some radical actions to demand payment, given the potential damage to their business," the article said. "Those Indian merchants who deliberately don't pay for their goods betray the trust of their Yiwu counterparts and damage the interests of the sellers," it said.

    In the letter to Global Times, the Indian government has taken the rare step of publicly questioning the rule of law in China. "The professor from Yiwu thinks that 'radical actions' are a solution to trade disputes. Others like us expect, perhaps optimistically, the rule of law," the embassy letter said.

    It further said such attitude makes the case for issuing travel advisories for Indians "even more compelling" .

    This is the first time that the Indian embassy has made public a letter to a Chinese newspaper and uploaded it on its website. It told the paper's editor that "the prevalence of such views and that your newspaper has chosen to print them makes the case for our advisory even more compelling" .

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  3. Iamanidiot

    Iamanidiot Elite Member Elite Member

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    China is always about law of rule not rule of law.The Indian embassy speaking about rule of law in China is a bit funny
     
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    In india if u cheat you can escape retribution with cases in court going on for decades coz none respect the rule/law of land in india.But if you try to pull off same stunt in a foreign country then sure you gonna face the retribution which these indian business people are facing.
     
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    You just shot yourself in the foot.

    Not true, in almost all western countries for eg people fall the rule of law. Chinese are well known for their fishy dealings though.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Ajytr,

    Remember that Pakistani crook who stole in China and bolted leaving the Indian employees to hold the can.

    We are not that sneaky as the Pakistani and that is why we would prefer to have law and Courts to decide.

    I understand your problems too;. Pakistan too has no law or Courts. It is all Kangaroo court there where the Chief Justice thinks he is above the law that is enacted by the Parliament. .
     
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    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    If these fool did cheat then Yes what the chinese did was right. However i am not sure if they did cheat.
     
  8. amitkriit

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    Yep Taliban-style is justice is completely acceptable in the land of pures, like a few days ago some people including women were sentenced to death for dancing in a wedding party.
     
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    There are more Chinese companies cheating Indians these days. There is an official advisory from the government of India in this regard. Even my own company fell into one such trap, when the whole shipment of PDAs was found to contain devices with broken LCDs. Once again Last week we escaped one such dubious deal, when a Chinese company asked us to make a payment into an unknown individual's account (they were asking for advance payment). If justice is left out to the Kangaroo courts just because we are not satisfied with the current system, then it will be a total anarchy.

    Always remember the motto is "Not one innocent must be wrongly convicted", this phrase doesn't talk about punishment for all wrong-doers.
     
  10. Singh

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    YB has personal experience of dealing with Chinese businesses, he will have a chance to vent.
     
  11. Yusuf

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    Thankfully I went with Taiwan and they are really good with business.

    Chinese business ethics are not good. You could loose a lot of money if you are not careful.

    A friend of my father in law lost money in dealing with Chinese. They show something, send something. Another of my friend places an order and stays in china till the material is made and the container doors are locked and sent to port. He knows he will get screwed if he leaves it to the Chinis.

    Yiwu is filled with Indian "indenters" who have offices in India and China whose responsibilities includes finding quality/cheap goods for Indian buyers and make sure the goods are delivered to the client. These guys will present samples of goods and then ship it to an importer on a door step basis with an Indian bill after importing it to their local Indian office address often with under invoicing. They charge 5% or so on the FOB prices.
     

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