The intense localization of Chinese phone companies in India seemed like a winning strategy. Now Indian government pressure is changing that. Image via AFP.
The Indian government’s apparent move to ban cheap Chinese-made smartphones is causing much unhappiness among Chinese companies that have worked hard to localize their presence there.
Some Chinese companies are now contemplating leaving the country, but complain that they feel trapped between their massive investments in Indian manufacturing, and pressure from the authorities, according to a revealing account in the Chinese-language tech newsgroup Tiger Sniff:
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