Xi at the helm – The first lady’s switch from iPhone to domestic Nubia wins cheers


A photo showing Peng Liyuan taking snapshots using a domestic-manufacturered phone during a state visit to Europe went viral on the Chinese Internet and won the Chinese first lady abundant applauses. The phone Peng uses is believed to be a Nubia, a brand of smartphone produced by domestic telecom equipment manufacturer ZTE. Last year, Peng was caught in a similar situation using an iPhone, which has been criticised for lack of patriotism and even raised security concerns. Some articles say that the Nubia is experiencing strong sales growth that may be attributable to Peng’s endorsement.

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