Trump's last stand: US adds Xiaomi to Chinese smartphone blacklist

US vs Xiaomi

The United States has added smartphone maker Xiaomi to its list of blacklisted Chinese manufacturers, following an executive order signed by President Trump that serves as his final sanction on China before leaving office this week. 

Xiaomi – along with eight other Chinese entities including an oil company and plane manufacturer – was added to the blacklist that famously includes fellow smartphone specialist Huawei. All companies on the list are alleged to have links to the Chinese military.

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