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Xiaomi executive snared in Indo-China border dispute with map flub

Barra posted a photo of the moment on his account with China's Weibo microblog service

Bloomberg  |  Beijing 

A Xiaomi Corp briefing to promote the smartphone maker's expansion in India sparked ire in China after firm's Vice-President Hugo Barra got entangled in a decades-old border dispute between the two countries. The hiccup occurred on January 28 when Barra, who oversees global operations at the Beijing-based company, announced in New Delhi that Xiaomi would start selling smartphones in India via its own website by the end of the year. An image projected behind him showed a map that included the disputed Aksai Chin border region as part of India, with the text "India is hugely ...

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First Published: Thu, January 29 2015. 23:19 IST