From Chandni Chowk to China to Nigeria

Are fake drugs manufactured in China being pushed into various African countries with the `Made in India’ tag? The Indian government has long suspected this to be the case, but it now has definite evidence for the first time.Last week, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) of Nigeria issued a press release stating that a large consignment of fake anti-malarial generic pharmaceuticals labelled `Made in India’ were, in fact, found to have been produced in China.New Delhi has registered “strong protest” with the Chinese mission and China’s foreign trade ministry, according to sources in the commerce ministry.While this is a case of a Chinese company exporting fake `Made in India’ labelled medicines which has been accidentally exposed, it is unlikely to be an isolated incident. Indeed there is no reason for Nigeria to be the only country to be receiving such consignments.”His letter went on to say: “Fake foreign-made generics carrying `Made in India’ label can do tremendous harm to our interests. It not only dents our image and takes our legitimate market share, it also erodes the distinction between generic and fake medicines that we have been campaigning for at WHO and WTO”.


And if there was any further proof needed of China’s malignant intents with respect to diminishing the image of India, here is a Chinese guy singing “Tujh Main Rab Dikta Hain” [Video] in a Chinese idol knockoff. [Link courtesy Suhel] in a not-so-pleasing voice.

WithΒ  China’s tendency to make people lip-sync songs (as evidenced during the Olympics) and in general of “mislabeling” things,Β  I would not be surprised if the voice behind the lips is that of a true-blue Indian, in on a plot to make Hindi music sound rather bad.

Did I say true-blue Indian? Make it a true-red Indian. Like the Great Carrot or the Marvelous Khichudi.

17 thoughts on “From Chandni Chowk to China to Nigeria

  1. First post!
    This post is made in the USA, not China πŸ™‚

  2. Wow… I am second.. for the first time…
    Atleast give me headphones… my headphones are not working correctly πŸ™‚

    i will send you the address…

  3. I strongly suspect the clothes available in USA with “Made in India” tags are actually made in you know where

  4. he did not sing bad ….I guess SRK song did the trick for you πŸ™‚

  5. chinese guy’s guts! we shud air li’l champs there. =P
    but i am wondering how much of things available in india with a made in china are actually made in china. πŸ˜‰

  6. We should retaliate by sending across Himesh Reshmia for one year, with a ‘ Fake That’ challenge thrown in

  7. Hey GB, according to one of the comments in that link, the singer actually has some Indian ancestry. Probably explains his Hindi word pronounciation — doesn’t appear to have much of a Chinese lilt to it.

    Frankly I think he did a pretty awesome job of singing it.

  8. Correction it should be ‘Enlightened Carrot’ πŸ˜€

  9. RichAndFamous June 9, 2009 — 2:50 pm

    He is from Taiwan, not form China

  10. The Chinese dude actually did a pretty good job…maybe we should get him over here for one of our reality shows.

    If they can fake our medicines, why can’t we fake their toys…or have we already done that?

  11. Ghar ki hi baat hai

    Hindi-Chini bhai bhai πŸ˜›

  12. BTW, this also reminds me of the song:

    Chini kum hai chini kum hai thodi thodi …

  13. The video’s been deleted, GB.

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