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Trump blacklists Xiaomi in his final day as America’s worst president

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Not intent on going quietly into the night, Trump is making sure he leaves his mark on the US in one way or the other. One of those big statements that he made was to backlist Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi and several other Chinese companies in an increased effort to undercut the expansion of tech products from that side of the globe according to Tech Central.

While Trump’s dislike for Chinese giant Huawei has been well documented, the white house also pegged the reason for targeting the company is due to security concerns, a claim that is now using against Xiaomi as well even though these allegations have never been verified.

It is ultimately a decision that could be just as quickly be overturned by newly-elected US president Joe Biden in the next few weeks, as he looks to undo some of the decisions Trump has made during his destructive term in office, but the company’s stocks have already been hit as a result of the current blacklist. This means that Xiaomi devices cannot be sold in the US and could be subject to the same sort of restrictions that resulted in US companies working in partnership with Chinese manufacturers to loophole their products into the country.

Xiaomi has been one of the biggest challengers in the smartphone market, and along with Huawei, has been producing high-quality products with an exceptional price tag. Those processes will mean very little though if Xiaomi also loses the ability to work within the Google ecosystem or have to struggle for decent semiconductors like Huawei.

It’s not a good thing for global competition on the smartphone space and let’s hope that sanity prevails in the near future. Chinese companies like Huawei and Xiaomi can and should be allowed to compete on even footing in the global market.

Last Updated: January 20, 2021

4 Comments

  1. Ruan Fourie

    January 20, 2021 at 08:22

    Stupid Trump. I love my Xiamoi phone.

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  2. Kapitan Balalaika

    January 20, 2021 at 12:44

    My brand of choice since 2016

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  3. 51R3N

    January 28, 2021 at 03:22

    This emotion driven article needs to be retitled. Not only did Trump not start any new wars (which is a lot more than we can say for Clinton and Obama) but pre Covid the unemployment rate was lower than its ever been. You may not like the man himself – I certainly don’t – but he’s not the worst president. When you look at stats, he’s actually one of the best presidents USA has ever had. Either you’re not a good journalist, or you’re being forced to parrot main stream media narrative. Either way, sad.

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  4. HvR

    January 28, 2021 at 04:15

    Did not see this article when it was posted … bad damn Craig you should really do just a tiny bit of research before posting an article. You are as bad as old Donald it seems; only reading headlines and making up the rest as you go.

    First suggestion go look at the difference between the Dept of Commerce US Entity banned list and the US Treasury Investment banned list.

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