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Imported Xiaomi Superstar Hugo Barra Resigns to Return to U.S.

By Yang Ge

(Beijing) — Hugo Barra, a former top executive at Google who made headlines in 2013 with his surprise defection to smartphone startup Xiaomi Inc., has said he will be leaving his Chinese employer next month and returning to the U.S. for personal reasons.

Barra announced his decision on his Facebook page on Monday, giving a lengthy explanation for the move. Xiaomi confirmed the news, citing personal reasons for the departure.

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