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Samsung Electronics cuts smartphone production in China

South Korean tech giant will focus on factories in Vietnam and India

Models pose with Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 8 smartphones during its launch ceremony in Seoul in September 2017.    © Reuters

SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics is cutting its smartphone production in China to cope with falling sales in the country, showing how the South Korean tech giant is struggling to rebound in the world's largest smartphone market.

Samsung said on Monday that it plans to improve "management efficiency" at its mobile affiliate in Tianjin, in northeast China, indicating that it will lower production at the factory there. However, Samsung said that nothing has been decided yet over whether it would shut down the production line at the affiliate, Tianjin Samsung Telecommunication Co. (TSTC).

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