Xiaomi says not affiliated, nor owned by Chinese military amid US ban

by AZREEN HANI/ pic by RAZAK GHAZALI 

XIAOMI Corp says it is not affiliated with the Chinese military, stressing that its products and services are for civilian and commercial use.

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

“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 (National Defense Authorization Act),” the company’s spokesperson said in a statement to The Malaysian Reserve yesterday.

Xiaomi also stressed that it provides products and services for civilian and commercial use.

Bloomberg reported yesterday that the US government had blacklisted Xiaomi and other 10 companies for the purpose of protecting national security.

In the latest actions, the US Defense and Commerce departments released new targets just hours apart.

According to Bloomberg,  Xiaomi is joined by lower profile firms, including Luokong Technology Corp., Gowin Semiconductor Corp. and Global Tone Communication Technology Co. Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc. is publicly traded in the mainland.

Meanwhile, Xiaomi spokesperson said that the company will take appropriate course of actions to protect its interests and the shareholders.

It is reviewing the potential consequences of this move to develop a fuller understanding of its impact on the Group.

“The Company will make further announcements as and when appropriate,” the spokesperson added.


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US blacklists Xiaomi in widening assault on China tech