India’s representative in Hong Kong Priyanka Chauhan said the Chinese government could intervene in the rising prices of supplies connected to COVID-19, the SCMP reported.
- Chauhan said India believes the supply chain should remain open and product prices be kept stable, and China stepping in would be welcome.
- India has asked China to coordinate cargo flights to deliver supplies, with the Southeast Asian country reporting over 300,000 new cases on Tuesday alone.
- Indian firms procured oxygen concentrators and other related supplies from Chinese counterparts, but were priced at over double the usual rate.
- Chauhan said links between the two countries should be maintained, as cargo flights have yet to return to the frequencies recorded before India’s second wave.
- China’s state-owned Sichuan Airlines Logistics last month suspended cargo flights to India for 15 days, following the surge in COVID-19 cases. India has
- India is open to putting up a better mechanism with China that would lead to price stability and ensure a continuous supply chain between them.
- “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,” said Chauhan.