BGR Government Affairs is providing strategic counsel and advocating on behalf of US sanctions on Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co.

Xiaomi is now China’s No. 1 smartphone company, following the decline of Huawei Technologies, which has struggled due to US sanctions.

The Trump administration in January put Xiaomi and seven other Chinese companies on the Pentagon's blacklist for their support for China’s military.

Xiaomi has succeeded in fending off implementation of the sanctions in a US court.

BGR is working as subcontractor to the Washington law firm of Edward MacMahon, Jr.

It has founding partner Ed Rogers, a veteran of the Reagan White House; international & trade practice head Walker Roberts, chief foreign policy advisor to Rep. Henry Hyde who chaired the House international relations committee, and principal Maya Selden, a veteran of the Clinton and Obama administrations, representing the interests of Xiaomi.