A survey has found that around 49 percent of its respondents feel that Chinese companies should be allowed to sell products in India, but they want their data to be placed in India and not be transferred to the companies’ China headquarters.
The LocalCircles survey showed that 35 percent of people said such sales should be completely barred while 14 per cent said they should only be allowed to sell Made in India products.
Around 25 percent said such companies should only be allowed to sell Made in India products if no data sharing is taking place with China and 20 percent said all product sales should be allowed for all products if no data sharing is taking place with China.
Around 4 percent said all product sales should be allowed if no data sharing with China is taking place and only 2 percent said sales should be allowed as is.
49 percent overall netizens believe that if Chinese multinationals want to sell products in India, the personal, as well as aggregate data of Indian customers must reside in India and not go abroad to the China headquarters of the company,” the LocalCircles report said.
On whether any actions should be taken against Indian companies with Chinese investment, 30 percent of respondents said action should be taken only if the Chinese ownership is 10 percent of higher, while 29 percent said action should be taken on companies with any Chinese ownership.
However, 27 percent said no action should be taken on such companies but the Chinese Directors must resign and just 11 percent said that no action should be taken against any such company.
Further, over 3,000 Indian small businesses were asked during the survey if India cuts economic ties with China, what will be the impact on their business in the short term and 7 percent businesses said that it will have an extremely negative impact while 20 percent said it will have a somewhat negative effect.
14 percent said it will have a somewhat positive effect while 10 percent believe that it will bring an extremely positive effect, Forty-two percent said it will have no impact on their business.
27 percent are saying it will have a negative impact while 24 percent are saying it will have a positive impact,” and it shows that small businesses are split on whether India cut ties with China or not.