The Trump administration has designated Xiaomi as a “Communist Chinese language army firm” which might qualify it to be one of many blacklisted firms beneath the Trump Administration’s Executive Order from November that bars American securities and funding firms from placing capital assets on investments that fund “Communist Chinese language army firms”.
That govt order acknowledged that the “PRC exploits United States traders to finance the event and modernization of its army,” by promoting securities to US traders that commerce on public inventory exchanges each within the US and abroad.
By designating Xiaomi as one in all these army firms, which additionally occurs to be the quantity three smartphone maker on the earth, the Administration hopes to get US firms to divest in Xiaomi by November 2021. Xiaomi doesn’t appear to belong on this listing with different industrial, aerospace, and chemical, and telecommunications firms – amongst others.
Huawei is on this listing, however that’s most likely as a result of Huawei builds telecom infrastructure on huge scale. With lower than per week left earlier than the Biden Administration takes over, there’s a risk of the order being overturned. We marvel if pressure between the US and China can be relieved in any respect by the brand new Administration and if we’ll ever get to see Chinese language telephone makers lastly make a splash within the US market saturated by Samsung and Apple.