外文标题：Facebook discussed investment options with Xiaomi: Sources
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun discussed a potential investment by Facebook in China's top smartphone maker ahead of its $1.1 billion fundraising last month, but a deal never materialized, several people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
The discussions, at a private dinner when Zuckerberg visited Beijing in October, were never formalized, three of those people said, as the two CEOs weighed the political and commercial implications of Facebook -- which has been banned in China since 2009 -- buying into the Chinese tech star now valued at $45 billion.
One individual with direct knowledge of Xiaomi's fundraising said the mooted Facebook investment was "not huge," but the talks underscore how ties between US and Chinese companies have deepened as China's tech industry matures.
Shaurya Kharb (Location)
Chinese companies are overtaking Western companies in all areas
So far, China was making products for foreign companies. Now, the foreign companies may like to use Chinese brands !
Xiaomi has been valued to high very soon., 45 billion USD., They will never go and sell in countries like US, UK and Europe because of patent issues which they would have broken by not taking the required licenses and paying royalty.,
Godfather Senior (Unknown)
Landing in the Dragon's land, take care !