“Irreparable damage” is what Xiaomi will suffer from the inclusion that the United States has made to the firm on its blacklist, according to what the Chinese manufacturer itself has alleged in a surprising lawsuit that it has recently issued against the American government.
Recall that, a couple of weeks ago, The United States pointed out that the firm is a Chinese military company, hinting that he has suspicious relations with the Chinese government of Xi Jinping and his military intelligence. After this verdict issued by the first world power, Xiaomi was described as “an unreliable company”, which forces US investors to divest the company before November 11 of this year, among other things.
Xiaomi stands up to the United States
According to what Reuters published a few hours ago on its website, Xiaomi has filed a legal complaint against the US government. In question, this has been done in a Washington district court against the US Department of Defense and Treasury, on the grounds that the measure taken by the American government is “illegal and unconstitutional.”
It is worth noting that the United States government has not issued any proof and evidence of how the Xiaomi company, the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world after Samsung and Huawei, is somehow affiliated with the Chinese government and its military system. . In the same way he has acted with Huawei, a company he has attacked with a veto since 2019 for “being dangerously and suspiciously related to the Chinese government”, without evidence or anything that reveals his wrongdoing.
Evidently, Xiaomi has been concerned and planting its position well in defense of its interests. This was announced a day after its inclusion in the blacklist, with the statement that we posted below and that was initially published on Twitter through its official account:
“Dear partners and fans of Mi,
The company noted that the United States Department of Defense published a launch notice on January 14, 2021, adding the firm to the list of entities prepared in response to section 1.237 of the National Defense Authorization Act for the fiscal year 1999 (also known as the “NDAA”).
The manufacturer has complied with the law and has operated in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations of jurisdictions where it conducts 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 military of China, and is not a Chinese Communist Military company defined under the NDAA. It will take the appropriate course of action to protect the interests of the companies and interested parties.
He will be making more announcements soon when appropriate.”
Xiaomi is interested in the reputation it may have in the near future, which would be negatively tainted by the announcement from the United States. This is one of the main points that he touches on in his legal complaint, with which he indicates that he will suffer “irreparable damage”, something for which, according to it, the American government has to respond.
It remains to be seen if this lawsuit proceeds positively for Xiaomi or if, on the contrary, it is dismissed like Huawei’s, which has not yet borne fruit. Be that as it may, it seems that the predicament of the Chinese manufacturer is somewhat murky, at the moment. However, Xiaomi can still make and maintain negotiations with US companies like Google and Qualcomm, although this is in danger.
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What is certain is that US investors will have to abandon all types of participation in Xiaomi before November 11, 2021, which is due to one of the consequences of the inclusion of the company in the blacklist.