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Xiaomi to double Japan R&D staff as Huawei stumbles

Smartphone maker sees opportunity to grow in neighboring market

Xiaomi founder and CEO Lei Jun attends a product launch event of Xiaomi Mi9 Pro 5G in Beijing on Sept. 24.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi will double the number of engineers at its Japanese research and development center next year as the company seeks to expand its share in consumer electronics.

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