back to article Pentagon backs away from labeling smartphone maker Xiaomi a military org run by China's communist elite

The Pentagon has agreed it will no longer label Xiaomi a Communist Chinese military company after the smartphone maker sued Uncle Sam to overturn the designation. In mid-January, the Dept of Defense, under America's previous administration, added Xiaomi to its list of military companies overseen by the Chinese Communist Party …

  1. sanmigueelbeer Silver badge
    Coat

    Xiaomi to US Defense Department: Xiaomi the evidence or STFU!

    Xiaomi challenged its inclusion on the list at a Washington DC federal district court, and now the matter has been settled, with the government agreeing to an order throwing out the earlier designation.

    Whao. Xiaomi won a court battle with the US Defense Department. In a US Court. WTF has happened to this world, may I ask.

    Xiaomi must've told the Defense Department "Xiaomi the evidence or STFU".

  2. Mark Exclamation

    "Nor does the Chinese government or military, or any entity affiliated with the defense industrial base, possess the ability to exert control over the management or affairs of the company," it added.

    Lying in court is called perjury. And there is a punishment for perjury. Why on earth would anyone allow Xiaomi to win this one?

    Show me any case where a US company (or Chinese one for that matter) has sued the Chinese government in a Chinese court, and won.

    I'm flabbergasted!

  3. Khaptain

    They gave them the keys

    Xiaomi shared the backdoor key with a TLA and now everyone's a winner..

  4. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    As usual

    "Nor does the Chinese government or military, or any entity affiliated with the defense industrial base, possess the ability to exert control over the management or affairs of the company "

    can very well be replaced with

    "Nor does the US government or military, or [the NSA], possess the ability to exert control over the management or affairs of the company"

    and it will ring just as true.

    National Security Letters are a thing. We know that. Stop screaming hysterically about another country's companies when you have set the example.

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