Hyderabad: Following the recent violent standoff between China and India in Ladakh’s Galwan valley, there have been calls to “Boycott China”, including Chinese goods. A message has gone viral on social media claiming that t-shirts and caps with the slogan ‘Boycott China’ are produced in China.

Some Facebook and Twitter users have shared images of the t-shirts and caps and claimed they are made in China because of high demand in India.

India is holding a ‘Boycott China’ campaign, but the caps and T-shirts are made in China! 🙂

අමුතු Marketing ಅವರಿಂದ ಈ ದಿನದಂದು ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಬುಧವಾರ, ಜೂನ್ 17, 2020

Fact Check:

The above claim is FALSE.

The logo of the Digital Phablet Staff is clearly visible on the photo. The website had, on 4 June, posted the photo along with an article.

https://www.digitalphablet.com/china-manufacturing-boycott-china-caps-shirts-india/

The image shared in the article has the watermark The Fauxy which had, on 1 June, published an article that ‘Boycott China’ products are being produced in China.

https://thefauxy.com/china-manufactures-boycottchina-t-shirts-and-banners-anticipating-the-boycott-china-campaign/

The Fauxy claims to be a “satire web portal”. The content of this website is a work of fiction and readers are advised not to confuse the articles of The Fauxy as genuine and true.

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NewsMeter searched for products with the ‘Boycott China’ logo and found several American and Indian merchandise websites selling these products.

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https://www.stephenandkiara.com/products/china-lied-people-died-t-shirt

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https://www.bluehaat.com/pages/contact-us
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https://brahmabull.in/community/contact

Hence, the claim that ‘Boycott China’ products are being produced in China is FALSE.

Satya Priya BN

Motivated professional with a zeal to learn, Sathya Priya has more than 5 years of experience as a Content and Digital manager in Press, Electronic and Digital media. She is Andhra Pradesh government accredited Multimedia Journalist.
Ms Priya has worked for more than 4 years as Web and Digital media manager in Bhaarat Today, telugu TV channel. Along with news, she has experience in television program production. Demonstrated excellent management and leadership skills to lead the Digital Media staff. Worked collaboratively with staff, management and IT support.
A science Post Graduate, with great computing skills, She is a fact checker certified by Google News Initiative. She has also completed Fundamentals of Digital Marketing Certification from Google.

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