Xiaomi denies ties to China’s military, calls US ruling “unconstitutional”

Ars Technica

One of the Trump administration’s last acts in mid-January was to declare Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi a “Communist Chinese military company.” The ruling from the Department of Defense (which is different from the Department of Commerce’s export ban against Huawei) bans US citizens from holding Xiaomi stock or other investments starting March 15, 2021. This weekend, Xiaomi posted a response to the ruling, which came in the form of legal complaints to the US Defense and Treasury Departments.

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