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Xiaomi Denies Anyny Ties With Chinese Military

Xiaomi has announced that it has been in compliance with law and operating in compliance with the relevant laws and regulations of jurisdictions where it conducts its businesses.

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Close on the heels of The Trump administration imposing sanctions on Chinese biggest firms, Xiaomi has announced that it has been in compliance with law and operating in compliance with the relevant laws and regulations of jurisdictions where it conducts its businesses. The Chinese smartphone major has also reiterated that it provides products and services for civilian and commercial use.  The move by the US government comes amidst alleged misdeeds by Chinese naval forces in the South China Sea. 

In an official statement to the media, Xiaomi affirmed, “The company confirms that it is not owned, controlled or affiliated with the Chinese military, and is not a “Communist Chinese Military Company” defined under the NDAA. The Company will take appropriate course of actions to protect the interests of the company and its shareholders. The company is reviewing the potential consequences of this to develop a fuller understanding of its impact on the Group. The Company will make further announcements as and when appropriate.”

It was reported earlier that nine Chinese firms were added to the Pentagon's list of companies with alleged ties to the Chinese military, including planemaker Comac and phone maker Xiaomi Corp.

In its response, the Chinese embassy referred to Jan. 7 Foreign Ministry comments accusing Washington of "pinning political and ideological labels on economic and trade issues and exploiting its state power to crack down on foreign companies, under the pretext of national security."

Meanwhile, the move is widely believed to escalate tensions with China, Washington's strategic rival in Asia, days before President-elect Joe Biden takes office on Wednesday. The Biden transition team did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


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