Barcelona — Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Technology Co said it was planning to enter more European markets following its debut in Spain late last year, when it simultaneously launched online, through partners and with its own stores in Madrid. Speaking after the company opened its first "Mi" store in Barcelona, senior vice-president Xiang Wang said the reception from Spanish consumers had been "very, very positive". "For the first time in Xiaomi history, we launched products to cover all three channels," he said. Xiaomi picked Spain as its first market in western Europe because many young technology fans knew the company already and were active in its "MIUI forum" — an online community for its open-source operating system. "They give us feedback, even in product development," Wang said in Barcelona, where Xiaomi was showcasing its products at the Mobile World Congress. Xiaomi was carefully planning its entry into more markets in western Europe, he said. "We have some ideas, we al...

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