Xiaomi gets slapped with a $20,000 fine for misleading consumers in Taiwan

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It’s been a rocky journey for popular Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi recently, what with having to face criticisms that it has ripped off Apple’s products and privacy issues with the Redmi Note. Now there’s another bump in the road for it after Taiwanese authorities found out that Xiaomi hasn’t been all that truthful about the number of products it made available during each flash sale in the country, and slapped a NTD600,000 ($20,000) fine on the company. Xiaomi typically sells its smartphones in batches, creating hype around its trademark flash sales which usually see thousands of devices being snapped up...


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