Chinese netizens have once again felt the unfriendliness from the Indian government amid the China-India border tension and COVID-19 epidemic, as New Delhi reportedly has introduced stricter visa rules for Chinese people.
Although Indian media said the stipulations were made to adapt to the situation amid COVID-19, some observers said it is absurd for a hard-hit country like India to impose visa restrictions to people from China, the world's safest country amid the pandemic.
According to the India Times, China was included into the "Prior Referral Category countries," along with 33 countries like Iran, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan, whose nationals cannot be granted multiple-entry tourist visas for a five-year period as a default option.
India's home ministry has imposed specific provisions for Chinese people who possess business visa, including reporting to its foreigner registration authorities, the India Times reported.
India's move has drawn a lot of attention online, with over 250 million views on Sina Weibo, with many saying India is not an attractive destination to Chinese tourists due to its poor sanitation and chaotic social order.
In an online poll launched on Thursday night by an online celebrity dubbed "Is there anyone who wants to visit India," 162,000 Chinese netizens picked the answer "No," while 3,300 said "it depends," and another 3,300 netizens chose "Yes," as of 13:00 PM Friday.
"India's move is actually a protection to Chinese people, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic," an Internet user mocked on Twitter-like Weibo.
India reported over 95,000 new domestic COVID-19 infections on Thursday, bringing the total number to 4.47 million, about 16 percent of the global cases.
India has been actively provoking China and damaging the China-India ties. After banning 59 Chinese apps in June, the India government blocked another 118 Chinese apps as the China-India border tensions escalated.
China has been exercising restraint throughout the dispute saga and the border issue. Although nationalist sentiment within India is still strong, both Chinese and Indian people need to keep calm and avoid causing a long-term damage to bilateral relations, Sun Shihai, an expert at the South Asia Research Center under Sichuan University, told the Global Times on Friday, after Chinese-Indian foreign ministers reached a consensus in Moscow on Thursday beyond expectations.
A country which is home to rife poverty, defecation in public and corpses floating around in river ganges. Why would anyone in their right mind wanna visit such a place, where value for human life next to zero and misplaced pride is rampant. China, come on, you can do better than that!!! india is essentially making itself into a proverbial $hithole with its leadership's policies. The world is big and large, and their are other more beautiful countries to visit and explore!
Indian policy makers at the helms have stunted brains and no mental faculties functioning, why India has to prove how foolish their acts are by behaving clever and shrewd.
Indian diplomacy is actually about duplicity.
Indian state policies are all based on duplicity and deception, to its neighbors specially...the reason India has bad relations with all its neighbors. For small neighbors India acts as a hegemon, the bully with all the coercion and power to suppress and with highhandedness, this India does to Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka too...a failed state policy, maybe in internal affairs of India this is a success, just check how high caste Brahmins suppress low untouchable Dalits...in international relations this cannot be practiced.
India tried this lopsided hegemonic policies on its small neighbor, like blocked the fuel and food supply to Nepal in earthquake, Nepalese cannot forget this ever, supporting LTTE in Sri Lanka. Many more such instances.
And against big powerful neighbors like China, India becomes double faced, pandering to in the open and stabbing on the back behind.
A trade with China in excess of 85 billion USD, Indian biz men earning billions through China trade...and at the same time supporting Tibet dissidents(who are against China), supporting few dozen Baloch rebels against Pakistan. TTP and many more.
Only stupid people that want visit the most un-hygiene place in the world that full of scammers and rapists in every corner
Usually, those Chinese who want to open business in India or sell goods in India.
That said, Indians will have an impossible time seeking jobs or education in China due to poor language skills. There is some substantial presence of Indian workers in Honk Kong but mostly middle east has been a much bigger destination.
China can block Indian students seeking budget medical education. Most like those student will move to countries like Russia.
It is not an obsession but an unfortunate headache to china they have to share a border with india.
I understand why American is pumping out anti Chinese measure every weak since China is seriously challenging American hegemony in multiple front, but why is India doing it. Being a developing country, you should try to keep a low profile and expand your relationship with everyone so you can benefit from trades, etc.
Who wants to visit India? Anyone who wishes to get raped.
Tourist women In India should walk around with Glock pistols and required mandatory firearm use training.
no women in their right mind would visit India - rapist paradise
People with an unhealthy fetish of forbidden things go to India.
Somalia is a safer country to visit than India. India is a larger and more dangerous version of Somalia.
I’m a Malaysian Muslim. A lot of Indians keep insulting muslims, so we would think many times to be inside the country and get close to them. The Indians keep insulting muslims despite the fact that Many Indians work in muslim countries as blue collar employees.
The worst thing, I watched a youtube video about an Indonesian hijabi girl shared her vacation in vietnam. The Indian trolls told her as terrorist, told her not to populate vietnam and told her not to pollute vietnam and told her not to come to vietnam. Why are those Indians so Islamophobic? And who are they to tell muslims shouldn’t visit other countries? It’s not even their country.
Imagine if I openly tell the Indians who keep coming to Malaysia to leave. I have much more reason and more valid reason to tell those Indians to leave, rather than their baseless reasons to rant against muslims. You need to weigh negative stereotypes of muslim and compare it to Indian’s reputation.
The reputation of India as a tourist destination is not good either. Even if India is like Mecca of tourism as if every tourists are craving to visit India, what can we muslims do when they don’t welcome us? India lose many muslim tourists. Oh wait, I forgot that they don’t want us in their country. They even have the gut to be jerks to us when we visit another country, even in my own country.
So don’t be surprise if we prefer China over India. Eventhough many Chinese foods are not Halal, we’d still go to China ditching many attractive muslim legacies in India i.e Taj Mahal. The fact that China’s environment and scenery is by far better than India add more reason to visit China. I’ve been to Southeast China thrice and will likely to go back to China than India. If only the Taj Mahal was outside of India….
We don’t make fun of muslims. There are more muslims in India then Pakistan. Can you please explain this instead of writing lies???
我们不会取笑穆斯林。印度的穆斯林比巴基斯坦还多。你能不能解释一下，而不是撒谎? ? ？
India is worst place even for travel. The first concern is safety. If you are a woman you never know what can happen to you at any moment. Everyday there are umpteen cases of rapes and even India takes years for solving 'em. So it's not at all a good country. Second, it's a dirty. Only a few places are clean rest all the places are dirty. Third, cheating. They don't have morals. Every shop , every ride you take will try to loot you. Seeing a foreigner they charge more. Also you'll find goofiest and creepiest people in India. So if you ask me for suggestion I'll definitely tell you to visit China rather.
* No rape cases for tourists in China, while in India, we’ve read a lot of news about female tourists being raped there.
* hygiene reasons. I’ve never been to India, but 8 out of 10 of my friends who went to India, got diarrhea problem. That’s enough to scare people away.
100% indians use toilet, as per WHO, as of nov 2019
thatz why PM modi won "global peacekeeper award" for eliminating open defecation
and at the same time, just google "tourist places in india" and see amazing landscape all over india.
of course, u dont like it because you consider brown skinned people as lesser human beings and you people are deep supremacists, who judge people based on skin and countries based on stereotypes.
I have visited India. Yes the historical parts are amazing. But its about my health India is the dirtiest place I have ever seen. Pure squalor. I value my health even in 5 star you are not safe. Is it any wonder why India leads or soon will lead the world in Covid19 deaths. India is simply filthy! Sorry to say that! But if only 55% have toilets. What can you expect?
cleanliness is a personal attribute for Indians..
You should clean their souls first..
You are not seriously saying Indians or Indians are clean? Are you?
Dr Gaurav Saha
India may be dirty and chaotic... yet
there is beauty from Taj Mahal, beautiful temples and palaces, ancient ruins of Rajasthan... chaotic beauty of Mumbai...foothills of Himalaya.... Exotic wildlife ... so much varied traditions... Buddha spent his life here... and the Chinese are looking for bangkok or Paris... but lot of Europeans and Americans and mostly have good time
If you can travel to India and stay for a month you will be considered a hardcore adventurer. India is a place where travelers throughout the world choose to go after experiencing numerous adventure on their belts. Normal travelers does not choose India as first destination.
Here is the ranking I personally make for traveling destinations
-Easy Mode: West Europe and North America (USA, Canada, and UK)
-Normal Mode: Japan, South Korea, and China
-Hard Mode: Central America, South America, North Africa, and India
-God Mode: Iran, Kuwait, Syria, and Afghanistan.
If you like to taste food of different flavor, China is a better choice.
If you have a tight schedule, China is a much better choice.
If you can endure both hot and cold, China is a better choice.
If you are a female, China is a better choice.
If you like to travel alone, China is a better choice.