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As 2014 rolls on, we are beginning to see a number of Chinese smartphone manufacturers working their way into the global spotlight, and we couldn’t be more pleased. The last week alone has seen the official announcement of the OnePlus One ‘flagship killer’ and big news from Xiaomi – three new products and an expansion of device sales to 10 new countries.

Hugo Barra poses with Foxconn CEO Terry Gou

It was a busy week for Xiaomi’s head of international expansion, Hugo Barra. Late on Monday, the former Googler posted a picture of himself with Foxconn’s boss and then some 20 hours later, he was in Hong Kong launching Xiaomi’s flagship and announcing a retail partnership with Hutchison’s telecom arm, Three. What are the significance of these two events? Read on to find out.

Xiaomi Redmi G+ Teaser

In their first international step toward becoming a major global player, Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Xiaomi has announced their new brand, Redmi, to the world. Redmi, previously known as Hongmi for sales within China, will make its first international sales in Singapore soon.