LeEco founder Jia Yueting is welcoming his second white knight after investments by Sun Hongbin, billionaire real estate developer and the founder and chairman of Sunac China Holdings. This white knight came with 300 million U.S. dollars in hand.
The Beijing Securities Regulatory Bureau released an announcement on December 25 that former LeEco chairman YT Jia must return to China by December 31. Jia is required to fulfill his duty as LeEco’s actual controller to deal with LeEco’s risks and protect investors’ rights and interests.
An army of Chinese brands led by Xiaomi has come to dominate the domestic smartphone market. SONY, Samsung, Blackberry and a large number of overseas brands have become its victims. Foreign media reported that Samsung’s smartphone market share in China fell to 2 percent in Q3, putting it in ninth place.