Xiaomi took $ 1.5 billion and just a year to build a new headquarters

The company recruited about 2,000 new employees.
In late November, Xiaomi began construction of a new headquarters in Wuhan, located in the central Chinese province of Hubei.

At that time, it was planned that the construction of the new headquarters would take two to three years, but on December 18 of this year, that is, today, Xiaomi officially opened a new office, which will become a new center for research and development in the field of artificial intelligence, cloud computing and big data. The leader of the company, Lei Jun, attended the ceremony.

The total area of ​​Xiaomi’s new headquarters in Wuhan is about 52,000 square meters; up to 3,000 employees can work in the new office. Earlier, Lei Jun revealed that the cost of the new headquarters was approximately 1.5 billion US dollars. It is important to note that the company recruited about 2,000 new employees, of which 80% were locals.

Xiaomi headquarters in Wuhan is the second center of research and development in the field of artificial intelligence of the company.

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