Smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi India has started covering the sign-boards and its logo with the ‘Made in India’ logo at its retail stores. After the ongoing impasse between India and China and anti-Chinese sentiment among the people, the company has started covering the official logo with a white coloured Made in India logo outside its mobile stores.
In the Galwan Valley of Ladakh, 20 Indian soldiers were martyred in a clash with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on the night of 15 June, after that anti-Chinese sentiment has arisen among the common Indian people.
The Association of Mobile Retailers reported that anti-social elements have recently damaged signs of Chinese brands located in several markets in Mumbai, Agra, Jabalpur and Patna.
All India Mobile Retailers Association (AIMRA) said it has requested all Chinese brands, including Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus, Motorola, Realme, Lenevo and Huawei to remove the board from the storefront.
In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Xiaomi India Chief Manu Kumar Jain said that Xiaomi’s mobile phone R&D centre and product team is in India and the company has given jobs to 50,000 people in India. And about 65 per cent of the parts for their products are made in India.
We are more Indian than anyone else.
📱 R&D center/product team is in India
🏭 Our phones & TVs are #MadeInIndia
👫 Entire leadership team is Indian
👩🔧 Employ 50,000 people in India
💵 Pay taxes in India; invest back in India#Xiaomi ❤️️ #India 🇮🇳 #ProudIndian #MakeInIndia https://t.co/6SxFawYoHM
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) June 20, 2020