Earlier this week, with the launch of NEP (National Education Policy), Chinese has not been included in the list of foreign languages which will be offered to the students at the secondary level.
The list of foreign languages include French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Thai which students can choose from and gain knowledge about the culture and as per their interest learn the language.
Moreover, NEP’s draft version did include Chinese in the last year, which was offered to students as electives.
On Wednesday, the approved NEP released by Union ministers Prakash Javadekar and Ramesh Pokhriyal did not have Chinese.
This step has been taken after the brutal brawl on June 15 in the eastern Ladakh’s Galwan Valley where around 20 Indian Army soldiers were killed by Chinese troops. 59 Chinese apps were banned by the government after having the information that they are engaged in activities that might take away the information of the user.
Beijing stated that in order to save the legitimate rights and interests of the Chinese company we would need to take proper measures.
Ji Rong, who is a Chinese embassy spokesperson said in a statement that the step taken by India’s government on June 29 to ban 59 mobile apps with Chinese background has severely damaged the legitimate rights and interests of different Chinese companies.
She added to the more information that the government is responsible for the protection of legitimate rights and interests of international investors in India, which includes Chinese businesses, in accordance with market principles”.
In the months to come, this would be a major factor which might drive the string of economic measures in India.