On May 23, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi fired its vice president Wang Lingming for violating the article 44 of China’s public safety law.
“Observing law and discipline and being honest is the basic requirement that Xiaomi has for every employee. Everyone should adhere to the moral bottom and have self-esteem as well as self-respect to build a highly responsible company,” an internal letter said.
Wang was detained for five days by public security authorities for violating the article, the letter added.
It is not clear when and where Wang committed the offense, and whether it has to do with molestation or public nudity both of which are banned by the article. Rumor has it that he was arrested for harassing his female assistant.
Wang joined Xiaomi as vice president in 2017, and was transferred to become head of the company’s African operations in early 2019.
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