UPDATE: This post on Cult of Android summarizes everything, crystal clear.
Everyone now is aware that Xiaomi is the actual rival as fas as samsung is concerned, not just in terms of sales in China but in terms of who can copy Apple the best. Xiaomi is actually beating Samsung right and left in the copying Apple, be it the Mi Pad or the Mi Phone or the Advertising and Marketing materials for their products or even worse the CEO wore a turtle neck and blue jeans ons stage at the company's latest unveiling. Oh come on you can't get that obvious. And that is not the end of it, the CEO even copied Steve Job's legendary "One more thing" at the end of the presentation. Even Apple after Steve Jobs doesn'tt use that phrase after he passed away.
All this is at least is ok and can be explained by desperation and total lack of morals of any sort by Xiaomi to sell its products, or in other words Xiaomi is acting just any other company, and being an Asian company it makes more sense (I am asian and I can empathize the lack of morals or the lack of respect for IPs of any sort in asian countries like China and India). But ex-Googler, Hugo Barra who works for Xiaomi when asked about these allegations shamelessly defended his company with some total bull crap. He said "if you have two similarly skilled designers, it makes sense that they would reach the same conclusion". Really Mr. Barra? Just read your own statement a couple of more times and if you still don't see what's wrong with you or your statement(s), then no one can help you or the companies you work for!