January 31, Xiaomi Group announced on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that the company sued the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Treasury Department in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on January 29.
The company believes that the above two institutions have procedural injustices and errors in fact in their decision to list the company as the China Military Company recognized by the NDAA.
In order to protect the interests of the company’s global users, partners, employees and shareholders, the court is required to declare the decision illegal and cancel the decision.
Xiaomi sues the U.S. Department of Defense and the Treasury Department
Reuters reported on the 30th that according to public court records, Xiaomi, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Defense and the Treasury Department on January 29 local time.
In the middle of this month, the U.S. Department of Defense added nine Chinese companies to the sanctions list of Chinese companies related to the Chinese military, including Xiaomi.
According to Bloomberg, Xiaomi filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Defense and the Treasury Department in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and the new U.S. Defense Secretary Austin and Treasury Secretary Yellen were also listed as defendants.
Bloomberg mentioned that Xiaomi said that if the U.S. listings continue and the restrictions take effect, “Xiaomi will face imminent, serious and irreparable harm.” In addition, Xiaomi also said in court documents that “Xiaomi is not affiliated with, is not controlled by the Chinese government or the military, nor is it affiliated with the Chinese government or military.”
The U.S. Department of Defense announced on the 14th of this month that nine Chinese companies, including aircraft manufacturer China Commercial Fly and mobile phone manufacturer Xiaomi, have been included in the sanctions list of Chinese companies related to the Chinese military.
In response, Zhao Lijian, spokesman of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, responded at that time that the Trump administration generalized the concept of national security, abused state power, and repeatedly suppressed Chinese enterprises for no reason, and China firmly opposed this.
“The relevant actions of the United States against the historical trend, violate the principles of market competition and international economic and trade rules that it has always claimed, interfere with normal economic, trade and investment cooperation between China and the United States, and undermine the confidence of foreign enterprises to invest in the United States, which will ultimately harm the interests of American enterprises and investors. This is another example of some people in the United States that disadvantage themselves. Evidence.” Zhao Lijian said.