reportedly plans to enter the US market in 2019, even as its competitors find themselves trapped in a political web.
The Chinese phone company's senior vice president, Wang Xiang, told Reuters Tuesday that Xiaomi is starting work on developing devices for the US.
"Next year we hope we can do something there," he said.
The timeline may face challenges, given massive US political scrutiny on Chinese telecommunications companies
and China Mobile. He acknowledged that the tensions created "uncertainty" but expressed confidence that Xiaomi could overcome it.
In June, lawmakers wrote to Google CEO Sundar Pichai -- which partnered with Huawei on instant messaging -- to express concern over Huawei's ties with the Chinese government, saying the relationship posed a threat to US national security.
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