Trade Advisory, Jan. 3
New Delhi has cautioned Indian businessmen and [Indian] traders in Yiwu, a major hub for commodity trading in Zhejiang province in China. A trade advisory posted on the Indian embassy website said yesterday, all people who have businesses with Yiwu are cautioned against doing businesses there, and all people who do not have business with Yiwu are requested to be careful that they do not do business with Yiwu. […] Indian businessmen to stay away from Yiwu. The advisory has been issued in the backdrop of illegal detention of two Indian businessmen in the locality, and manhandling of an Indian diplomat.
All India Radio (AIR), , January 3, 2012 »
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Safety of Utmost Importance, Jan. 4
The news in detail. India has secured the release of two Indian traders, tortured and taken captive by locals in a trading hub in China. They have safely got to the consulate in Shanghai. External affairs minister S. M. Krishna said after talks with the Chinese ambassador Zhang Yan that they had been assured that Beijing was paying [full] attention to the safety of Indian traders Deepak Raheja and Shyamsunder Agrawal. Mr. Krishna said the incident should not be blown out of proportions. The minister said the two countries agreed that the safety of the two Indians involved in a civil litigation in Yiwu is of utmost importance. Asked about the return of the traders to India, Mr. Krishna said that Indian consular officers have met them and they will perhaps work out the details. Chinese ambassador Zhang said the authorities in Beijing are working hard to resolve the issue. Zhang also met joint-secretary East-Asia, Gautam Bambawale, and informed him about the incident.
All India Radio, , January 4, 2012 »