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“Chinese Apple» accused of fraud
59-year-old Dong Mingzhu, President of Gree Electric, China’s largest manufacturer of air conditioners, in an interview with local broadcaster Phoenix Television called rogue company Xiaomi. It is reported Cnews .
“Two crooks together and formed an alliance scam” – quoted the official news site Mingzhu Phoenix Television. Under the first rogue she meant Xiaomi, under the second – the main competitor Gree Electric in the Chinese market, the company Midea Group. The basis for this statement was the fact that Midea, is believed to Gree Electric, illegally uses several of its patented technology.
It should be noted that Xiaomi itself repeatedly accuses of illegally copying other people’s ideas. Vendor called “Chinese Apple», because it is very borrows from its US counterpart as design and marketing courses. A few days ago a court in India has imposed a ban on the import of mobile Xiaomi due to infringement of patents Ericsson.
“I’ll be glad if Xiaomi will be able to conquer the global market. But, unfortunately, the company has just got into our black list, as it is now also involved in the fraud, “- said Mingzhu.
“But I’m not worried. I will worry only when their number exceeds the number of patents patents Gree or when their products will be high-quality products Gree. Then I intervened, “- she added.
Statement by the famous Chinese businesswoman followed after Xiaomi acquired 1.29% of the company Midea for $ 204 million. The announcement of this was published at the weekend.
Add that previously Dong Mingzhu and head Xiaomi Lei Jun wager that Xiaomi within five years will not be able to get around Gree turnover. According to the forecast Xiaomi, this year the company’s revenue is expected to increase by more than 2-fold to 80 billion yuan. In turn, Gree plans to fix their own revenue of 140 billion yuan, increasing it to 20 billion yuan compared with 2013
Midea specializes in the production of household systems, including air conditioners, refrigerators, kitchen appliances, and so on. D. Founded in 1968, in March 2014, the company shared its vision of “smart” home and presented the strategy in this area.
Its first product for the “smart” home Xiaomi introduced a week ago. They became the “smart” home air purifier Air Purifier Mi . The company hopes that the device will help in solving the problem of air pollution, which in China is now receiving increased attention. Cleaner is equipped with features such as remote control via the Internet using a mobile application.
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