Xiaomi, US blacklist: the official position

Xiaomi officially confirms its position on the recent news of the inclusion of the company in a blacklist by the USA

The US Government has blacklisted Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer. Will Xiaomi be like Huawei? Details are in our news.

The Trump administration has declared Xiaomi a national security threat, similar to Huawei and ZTE. The USA has blacklisted Xiaomi. The US administration has added nine companies to the blacklist of companies linked to the Chinese military, including Xiaomi, the world’s third-largest smartphone manufacturer.

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US Government Blacklisted Xiaomi


With this decision taken by the US Government, US investors are prevented from investing in companies that have been added to the blacklist. The companies will be subject to a new US investment ban that forces US investors to dispose of their assets in blacklisted firms until November 11, 2021.

It is worth noting that this blacklist is different from the US Asset List. Therefore, unlike Huawei and DJI, Xiaomi is able to import US technology without a license, at least for now. It is quite possible that the Biden administration, which will come to power as of January 20, will overturn this decision.

The list with Huawei and the list with Xiaomi is different. Currently, the US blacklist more than 60 Chinese companies, including DJI, the world’s largest drone maker, and China’s largest semiconductor firm, SMIC.

What kind of decision the Biden administration will take in the coming days is a matter of great curiosity. What do you think about the subject? Don’t forget to share your views with us and our other readers in the comments section just below!

In a tweet, the Chinese giant reiterated its official position on the question.

Xiaomi, US blacklist: the official position

A tweet accompanied only by a statement. There are no additional captions.

Announcement of clarification

Dear partners and fans,

The Company noted that the US Department of Defense released a piece of news on January 14, 2021 (US time) adding the Company to the list of qualified entities prepared in response to section 1237 of the National Defense Authorization Act for the year. fiscal 1999 (the “NDAA”). The Company has been in compliance with the law and operated in compliance with the relevant laws and regulations of the jurisdictions in which it conducts its business.

The company reiterates that it provides products and services for civil and commercial use. The Company confirms that it is not owned, controlled or affiliated with the Chinese military and is not a “Chinese Communist Military Company” defined by the NDAA.

The Company will take appropriate actions to protect the interests of the Company and its stakeholders. The Company will make further announcements as and when appropriate.

Xiaomi Corporation

January 15, 2021

A clarification that, in reality, had already been leaked and now officially confirmed. All that remains is to wait for further developments.

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Chinese Companies Can Use HarmonyOS If Google Ban Comes


HarmonyOS, the operating system developed by Huawei, can be used by other Chinese smartphone manufacturers. Huawei CEO Richard Yu recently announced that Chinese smartphone companies will be able to use Huawei Mobile Services HMS if they fail to obtain Google Mobile Services certification.

Richard Yu stated that if Chinese smartphone manufacturers are blocked by the US, they can help Huawei use the HarmonyOS operating system and use Huawei services to eliminate dependence on Google Mobile Services (GMS).

With this statement made by the Huawei CEO, Chinese companies were given a blank check. It is unknown whether Chinese companies will use the HarmonyOS operating system. Currently, almost all Chinese smartphone manufacturers have a Google license.

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