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Indian raids on Chinese phone makers: 5 things to know

Experts say clampdown marks latest fallout from geopolitical tensions

Xiaomi and other Chinese smartphone makers face increasing scrutiny in India, where they have been gobbling up market share.   © AFP/Jiji

BENGALURU -- Indian authorities this week carried out the latest in a string of raids on Chinese smartphone makers amid government allegations ranging from tax evasion to unlawfully sending money abroad.

While officials say they are targeting specific legal or regulatory violations, many experts argue the high-profile moves come as Chinese manufacturers increasingly dominate India's smartphone sector and mark the latest fallout from simmering geopolitical tensions between New Delhi and Beijing.

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