India Can’t Hang Up on Chinese Smartphones

India and China are in trouble again, but it’s not on the border. India is investigating the local subsidiary of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi for alleged illegal royalty payments to foreign entities. Xiaomi has denied any wrongdoing and has complained to the court that India’s financial crime agency used threats of physical violence to extract confessions, according to Reuters.

The relationship between Asia’s largest and third largest economies is nothing if not acrimonious. But high drama conceals significant bilateral dependence on both sides – especially in the mobile phone sector. This latest controversy is unlikely to derail a mutually beneficial relationship unless the Indian courts take a clear political stance against Xiaomi. India Can’t Hang Up on Chinese Smartphones

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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