Xiaomi pauses Trump’s blockade: a judge determines that he is not a threat to the US and prevents him from entering his blacklist
On January 15, the United States Department of Defense ad the process to include Xiaomi along with other companies on its blacklist. This black list prohibits Americans from investing in companies that are on it. Xiaomi appealed the decision and now, two months later, an American judge has agreed.
Citing security concerns, the Trump government, in one of its last decisions before leaving power, requested the inclusion of Xiaomi on this list. The reason? Suspicions that he collaborated and had links with the Chinese army. Keep in mind that it was a different list than the one Huawei is.
“The court is somewhat skeptical”
These are the words that the judge has commented on Xiaomi and its blockade in the United States. According to the judge, does not believe that compelling national security interests are actually involved. Hence, it has decided to temporarily block Xiaomi’s inclusion process on the Pentagon’s blacklist.
Xiaomi last January appealed the decision of the United States Government claiming that it would suffer “extreme and irreversible damage” to its business and reputation if it entered said list. Speaking to Xataka a Xiaomi spokesperson Indian that Xiaomi is a company that “is not controlled by or affiliated with the Chinese military, and is not a” Chinese Communist Military Company “”.
The judge seems to have agreed with him, asserts that the United States did not convincingly show evidence that Xiaomi collaborated with the Chinese army. The evidence the Pentagon showed was an award that the founder of Xiaomi received in 2019 from the Government of China and the investments in 5G and telecommunications that Xiaomi is making.
According Xiaomi has expressed, are satisfied with the judge’s decision and say that seek a permanent removal from the listing process. It has been luckier than Huawei, which has failed to lift the ban he has from the United States. Others like TikTok or WeChat yes they have avoided the prohibitions of the United States.