China’s Xiaomi to Make Smartphones in India – India Real Time – WSJ

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. will begin manufacturing phones in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, according to the state’s highest elected official.

A tweet from the verified account of N. Chandrababu Naidu, the state’s chief minister, said Xiaomi would announce the move today.

Xiaomi’s move follows Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn’s announcement Saturday that it plans to spend $5 billion on factories and research and development in the western state of Maharashtra. Foxconn, known officially as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. assembles Apple Inc. iPhones and as well as most of Xiaomi’s phones. Foxconn has a plant in Andhra Pradesh.

The Indian government amended its customs rules recently to make it more attractive to make electronic goods in India, as it seeks to boost manufacturing, create jobs and reduce reliance on expensive imports from China.

via China’s Xiaomi to Make Smartphones in India – India Real Time – WSJ.

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2 Responses to “China’s Xiaomi to Make Smartphones in India – India Real Time – WSJ”

  1. China’s Xiaomi to Make Smartphones in India—is an interesting news!

    I note that PM Modi’s Government has amended its customs rules recently to make it more attractive to make electronic goods in India (as stated above)…. it shows that where there is a WILL there is a WAY to accommodate a neighbor!
    Again, Modi Magic working—a WIN-WIN situation!!

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