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India envoy asks China to help stop price surging of Covid-19 supplies
  • New Delhi’s representative in Hong Kong says soaring prices and cargo flight disruptions are slowing arrivals of medical goods
  • Second wave of pandemic has India scrambling for oxygen concentrators and other basic supplies
Teddy Ng and Simone McCarthy
Published: 12:01pm, 12 May, 2021

India is calling on China to help stop surging prices and increase cargo flights to get urgently needed supplies to the
pandemic-ravaged country.

Indian companies have sourced oxygen concentrators and other medical supplies from their Chinese counterparts but have been hit with prices at more than double the usual rate, while cargo flights between the two countries have yet to return to previous levels.

India’s envoy in Hong Kong Priyanka Chauhan said price instability and transport disruptions had affected moves to ramp up production in India to deal with its recent surge in coronavirus cases, and the Chinese government could step in.

“What I would like say is that our expectation at this point is that the supply chain should remain open and product prices should remain stable,” she said in an interview with the South China Morning Post.
“Even if there is a little bit of supply demand pressure, there has to be some stability and predictability to product prices. And there has to be a sense of governmental level support and efforts. I don’t have the information as to how much influence the Chinese government can have in this matter but if they can, then it would be welcome.”

India is grappling with the world’s worst Covid-19 outbreak. Daily cases rose by 329,942 on Tuesday, while deaths from the disease increased by 3,876, according to the health ministry. The surge has left the country scrambling for medical supplies and professionals to care for the growing numbers of patients. A number of countries have also slapped bans on travellers from India.

Chauhan said she appreciated the need for travel bans based on public health concerns, but added that India was asking China to facilitate cargo flights so that supplies could be delivered.

State-owned Sichuan Airlines Logistics suspended cargo flights to India for 15 days last month in response to the surge, which the Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India warned would have a cascading effect on supply chains. The council also appealed to India’s envoy in Beijing to press for a resumption in flights.

Chauhan said a phone conversation between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in April had helped with the clearance and approval of cargo flights, but they had not returned to the same frequency as before the second wave.

She suggested higher level assurances to officials giving clearance to flights could help. “Unreasonable control should be avoided, and transport linkages should be maintained.”

China’s efforts have been largely confined to private companies and donations from the Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, while other nations have pledged government help. Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Japan would contribute US$50 million in additional aid to India.

Chauhan commended the “friendship that we have seen from the international community”, pointing to more than 50 countries that have supported India by sending supplies.

Chauhan said a phone conversation between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in April had helped with the clearance and approval of cargo flights, but they had not returned to the same frequency as before the second wave.

She suggested higher level assurances to officials giving clearance to flights could help. “Unreasonable control should be avoided, and transport linkages should be maintained.”

China’s efforts have been largely confined to private companies and donations from the Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, while other nations have pledged government help. Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Japan would contribute US$50 million in additional aid to India.

Chauhan commended the “friendship that we have seen from the international community”, pointing to more than 50 countries that have supported India by sending supplies.

 

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India envoy asks China to help stop price surging of Covid-19 supplies
  • New Delhi’s representative in Hong Kong says soaring prices and cargo flight disruptions are slowing arrivals of medical goods
  • Second wave of pandemic has India scrambling for oxygen concentrators and other basic supplies
Teddy Ng and Simone McCarthy
Published: 12:01pm, 12 May, 2021

India is calling on China to help stop surging prices and increase cargo flights to get urgently needed supplies to the
pandemic-ravaged country.

Indian companies have sourced oxygen concentrators and other medical supplies from their Chinese counterparts but have been hit with prices at more than double the usual rate, while cargo flights between the two countries have yet to return to previous levels.

India’s envoy in Hong Kong Priyanka Chauhan said price instability and transport disruptions had affected moves to ramp up production in India to deal with its recent surge in coronavirus cases, and the Chinese government could step in.

“What I would like say is that our expectation at this point is that the supply chain should remain open and product prices should remain stable,” she said in an interview with the South China Morning Post.
“Even if there is a little bit of supply demand pressure, there has to be some stability and predictability to product prices. And there has to be a sense of governmental level support and efforts. I don’t have the information as to how much influence the Chinese government can have in this matter but if they can, then it would be welcome.”

India is grappling with the world’s worst Covid-19 outbreak. Daily cases rose by 329,942 on Tuesday, while deaths from the disease increased by 3,876, according to the health ministry. The surge has left the country scrambling for medical supplies and professionals to care for the growing numbers of patients. A number of countries have also slapped bans on travellers from India.

Chauhan said she appreciated the need for travel bans based on public health concerns, but added that India was asking China to facilitate cargo flights so that supplies could be delivered.

State-owned Sichuan Airlines Logistics suspended cargo flights to India for 15 days last month in response to the surge, which the Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India warned would have a cascading effect on supply chains. The council also appealed to India’s envoy in Beijing to press for a resumption in flights.

Chauhan said a phone conversation between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in April had helped with the clearance and approval of cargo flights, but they had not returned to the same frequency as before the second wave.

She suggested higher level assurances to officials giving clearance to flights could help. “Unreasonable control should be avoided, and transport linkages should be maintained.”

China’s efforts have been largely confined to private companies and donations from the Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, while other nations have pledged government help. Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Japan would contribute US$50 million in additional aid to India.

Chauhan commended the “friendship that we have seen from the international community”, pointing to more than 50 countries that have supported India by sending supplies.

Chauhan said a phone conversation between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in April had helped with the clearance and approval of cargo flights, but they had not returned to the same frequency as before the second wave.

She suggested higher level assurances to officials giving clearance to flights could help. “Unreasonable control should be avoided, and transport linkages should be maintained.”

China’s efforts have been largely confined to private companies and donations from the Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, while other nations have pledged government help. Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Japan would contribute US$50 million in additional aid to India.

Chauhan commended the “friendship that we have seen from the international community”, pointing to more than 50 countries that have supported India by sending supplies.

Indians are paying the price for their bad reputation in business. They need to pay the full amount and the price is higher.
 

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I've been saying it for quite sometime already, forget about the rhetoric, in the end, only China can save India.
When we were at our shittiest, not many countries helped us, even the help was just token. We had to depend on our own, now Indians are becoming like Africans asking for aid while paying billions for planes.
 

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When we were at our shittiest, not many countries helped us, even the help was just token. We had to depend on our own, now Indians are becoming like Africans asking for aid while paying billions for planes.
When China is in trouble , no one can help us, it also means the world is in trouble cause the world relies on China for almost everything.
 

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It's enjoyable to read the Indian government is now begging Chinese for cheaper supplies.

Chinese should increase costs further and apply surge charges to cover the cost of feeding Indian POW during their victory in Ladakh.
 

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Some Indians didn't felt the need to thank China because India paid for the supplies. They won't be thanking China for lowering the price either so why bother. Just jack up the price
 

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It's enjoyable to read the Indian government is now begging Chinese for cheaper supplies.

Chinese should increase costs further and apply surge charges to cover the cost of feeding Indian POW during their victory in Ladakh.
Yes they were eating alot of rice.
 

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Yes they were eating alot of rice.
That's why the majority of foot soldiers were released post Galwan and only the officers were held as POWs - PLA didn't have enough food for 70+ additional people. The only alternative would've been digging a hole and burying them.
 

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That's why the majority of foot soldiers were released post Galwan and only the officers were held as POWs - PLA didn't have enough food for 70+ additional people. The only alternative would've been digging a hole and burying them.
The Aussies would do that in an instant, killing POW or civilians. China is humanistic
 

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India envoy asks China to help stop price surging of Covid-19 supplies
  • New Delhi’s representative in Hong Kong says soaring prices and cargo flight disruptions are slowing arrivals of medical goods
  • Second wave of pandemic has India scrambling for oxygen concentrators and other basic supplies
Teddy Ng and Simone McCarthy
Published: 12:01pm, 12 May, 2021

India is calling on China to help stop surging prices and increase cargo flights to get urgently needed supplies to the
pandemic-ravaged country.

Indian companies have sourced oxygen concentrators and other medical supplies from their Chinese counterparts but have been hit with prices at more than double the usual rate, while cargo flights between the two countries have yet to return to previous levels.

India’s envoy in Hong Kong Priyanka Chauhan said price instability and transport disruptions had affected moves to ramp up production in India to deal with its recent surge in coronavirus cases, and the Chinese government could step in.

“What I would like say is that our expectation at this point is that the supply chain should remain open and product prices should remain stable,” she said in an interview with the South China Morning Post.
“Even if there is a little bit of supply demand pressure, there has to be some stability and predictability to product prices. And there has to be a sense of governmental level support and efforts. I don’t have the information as to how much influence the Chinese government can have in this matter but if they can, then it would be welcome.”

India is grappling with the world’s worst Covid-19 outbreak. Daily cases rose by 329,942 on Tuesday, while deaths from the disease increased by 3,876, according to the health ministry. The surge has left the country scrambling for medical supplies and professionals to care for the growing numbers of patients. A number of countries have also slapped bans on travellers from India.

Chauhan said she appreciated the need for travel bans based on public health concerns, but added that India was asking China to facilitate cargo flights so that supplies could be delivered.

State-owned Sichuan Airlines Logistics suspended cargo flights to India for 15 days last month in response to the surge, which the Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India warned would have a cascading effect on supply chains. The council also appealed to India’s envoy in Beijing to press for a resumption in flights.

Chauhan said a phone conversation between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in April had helped with the clearance and approval of cargo flights, but they had not returned to the same frequency as before the second wave.

She suggested higher level assurances to officials giving clearance to flights could help. “Unreasonable control should be avoided, and transport linkages should be maintained.”

China’s efforts have been largely confined to private companies and donations from the Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, while other nations have pledged government help. Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Japan would contribute US$50 million in additional aid to India.

Chauhan commended the “friendship that we have seen from the international community”, pointing to more than 50 countries that have supported India by sending supplies.

Chauhan said a phone conversation between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in April had helped with the clearance and approval of cargo flights, but they had not returned to the same frequency as before the second wave.

She suggested higher level assurances to officials giving clearance to flights could help. “Unreasonable control should be avoided, and transport linkages should be maintained.”

China’s efforts have been largely confined to private companies and donations from the Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, while other nations have pledged government help. Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Japan would contribute US$50 million in additional aid to India.

Chauhan commended the “friendship that we have seen from the international community”, pointing to more than 50 countries that have supported India by sending supplies.

 

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China owes India nothing so they should pay whatever the market dictates. If the situation was reversed, India would be far less helpful than China is towards India, during the current pandemic. If anything, India would show their true face and attack China, if China was in crisis, as they have done in the past.
 

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It is a very tall order.

What does the Indian Ambassador wants?

She wants the CPC to intervenes in private companies businesses inside China?

She wants CPC in China to order Hong Kong private airliners to lower their freight charges.

Neither India nor she has not even acknowledged or shown their gratitude to China for her earlier donations and free assistance to India.

Now she is making demands.

:sarcastic: :sarcastic: :sarcastic:

What a strange world we live in?
 

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The Aussies would do that in an instant, killing POW or civilians. China is humanistic
Killing doesn't achieve anything. If China had better transportation they should've taken the captives to Lhasa and displayed them in glass cages for domestic international tourists. Local elementary schools can also arrange field trips so children can learn what not to be when they grow up.
 

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