Hashtag Trending, May 13, 2021- Xiaomi removed from trade ban list; Amazon “hire-to-fire”; new Google data centre in Quebec

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Chinese tech company Xiaomi is no longer on the U.S. trade ban list, Amazon is accused of hiring and firing workers to meet a turnover quota, and Google is building a new data centre in Quebec.

 

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The U.S. Department of Defense will remove Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi from a trade ban list, once again allowing Americans to invest in the company. The DoD instated the ban in January after it alleged Xiaomi of having ties with China’s military. The company denied the accusations, calling the trade ban unconstitutional and sued the U.S. government in response. The ban was halted in March after a federal judge found its process to be “deeply flawed”, and it was fully lifted today.

Some Amazon managers say they ‘hire to fire’ people just to meet the internal turnover goal every year from

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