China regains slot as India's top trade partner despite tensions

Sun Online Desk

23rd February, 2021 09:45:30 printer

China regains slot as India's top trade partner despite tensions

China has regained its position as India's top trading partner despite a decaying relationship between the Asian neighbours.

The two countries were involved in a bloody border conflict last year and saw India ban 220 Chinese tech apps.

But that did not stop China leapfrogging the US in 2020 to become India's biggest trade partner.

Two-way trade between the long-standing economic and strategic Asian rivals stood at $77.7bn (£55.2bn) last year.

Total imports from China stood at $58.7bn, which were more than India's combined purchases from the US and UAE - its second and third largest trade partners.

India's government banned TikTok, WeChat and more than 200 other Chinese-made apps in June saying they were a danger to the country.

(BBC)


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