The first transmission of COVID-19 started in Wuhan, China that has been continuing unstoppably and has affected most of the world. It continues being a threat creating anxiety and fear among people. What could be worse than people running away from each other? Having to believe that the virus took birth in China, has resulted in many expressing their outrage towards them.
With everyone forced to quarantine, it has caused anger among people as their lives have come to a stagnant halt. The reaction to this being many people lashing out on China who couldn’t control the pandemic in its initial stages.
Hashtags like #BoycottChina, #BoycottChineseProducts, #Chinaliedandpeopledied have been surfing all over the net on various social media platforms.
‘REMOVE CHINESE APPS’
People all over the world have decided to express their rage towards the country by deciding to boycott their products. One such initiative that has come into practice is the ‘Remove Chinese Apps’.
Taking advantage of the rising wave of Anti-Chinese sentiment prevailing in the countries worldwide, OneTouch Apps Labs developed this app. Available on Google Play store, it claims to identify any Chinese-made apps on your android phone and remove them.
The app has specifically gone viral in India where people have taken it very seriously and seen implementing it.
AN INSIGHT INTO PEOPLE SUPPORTING THE ‘BOYCOTT CHINA’ CAMPAIGN
Many highly influential people from the Bollywood have been raising their voices against the use of Chinese products.
Bollywood Personalities like Arshad Warsi, Milind Sonam, and Ranvir Shorey have actively showed their presence by joining the “Boycott China” campaign.
The creators of ‘Remove Chinese Apps’ claimed that the app was developed for awareness purposes. The motive being you can identify the country of origin of the apps installed.
But, it identifies the apps made by Chinese companies specifically allowing the users to uninstall if they wish to. The name itself makes the message quite clear. It has been a constant success till now ranking Second on the list of top free apps on Play store.
Sonam Wangchuk – An Active figure supporting the Anti -Chinese Movement
One of the prominent figures considered vocal and responsible for bringing out this rage of Anti-China movement is Sonam Wangchuk. He is an Engineer, Innovator turned Reformer. Sonam has been constantly appealing Indians to boycott Chinese products through a video. The video gained popularity in no time.
A series of controversies like the India-China border dispute, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has fuelled up the Anti-China Sentiment. Not to forget the constant bashing of the TikTok app.
A large section of the people also hold China responsible for this worldwide distress and suffering. These ongoing controversies and forceful snatch of our liberty makes people extremely rebellious.
So, people are looking at alternatives to Chinese apps, products, and phones. People believe by boycotting Chinese made products they are showing a strong sense of disapproval and resistance towards China.