Yes HMD is Chinese they just using nokia brand name for their own benefits.
Imagine did people buy expensive 7+ if it was released with HMD brand logo? Never!
HMD is like another Chinese brand who is fooling customer by using the nokia name.
FYI, HMD is not Chinese, it's Finnish. Only the production is in China, like almost every phone in the world. Even iPhone is made in China.
HMD global Oy Suomi Karaportti 2, 02610 Espoo
HMD global Oy Finland Karaportti 2, 02610 Espoo
Why Nokia released its new smart phone first at China?
That will affect the size of the market area.