Smartphone giant Xiaomi sues to reverse US blacklisting

Washington (AFP) – Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi said Sunday it had filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the former Trump administration’s last-minute blacklisting of the electronics giant. Xiaomi said it filed the appeal with a Washington federal court Friday after former president Donald Trump’s administration barred investment in the firm, saying the Beijing-headquartered company was a part of the Chinese military. In a statement, Xiaomi said it “believes that the decision … was factually incorrect and has deprived the company of legal due process.” “With a view to protecting the interes…

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