ShotByMi Awards 2021 first episode winner announcement

On 18th June, ShotByMi Awards 2021 first episode “colorful life” winner announcement was published. Mi Fans from all over the world submitted 164,000 entries for the contest, among them 11 photos won prizes. ShotByMi official team announced the final winner @Jelly Febrian who received the Grand Prize including $5,000 creative fund for Xiaomi’s official photography shooting program. Outstanding Prize winners were announced as well.

Photos submitted into the contest showcased participants’ personal visions of life by telling unique stories through the lense of a Xiaomi phone.

Here is the work of the final winner @Jelly Febrian

Title : “An Old Lady Is Weaving A Fish Net”

As A Winner Shot By Mi Awards 2021 :

I Love photography since I was in Junior high, My father tought me how to make a great picture at that moment, and he tought me how to use pocket cameras and DSLR cameras. During this pandemic, I tried to make photos with smartphones, I used Redmi 6 Pro, which is used by my mother. However, she died last year, maybe this is the sustenance of her smartphone to use it in a positive way.”

The story behind the photo:

The photo was taken when I came to a tourist village in Bogor, Indonesia, to a venue used to introduce Indonesia’s culture, especially that of West Java. There were people doing Silat, Making Umbrellas, Pottery, Drying cloth, and Making Fish Nets.

Judges’ Quotes:

Photograph has captiured in a interesting angle the daily life of the old woman, great light and colors” –Mattia Passarini

“Great vignetting, focus and quality. Interesting use of colors” –Max Rive

“This was a striking image with the subject popping out from a sea of monochromatic textures. Great leading lines and overall composition”–Mango Street

The ShotByMi contest commetee also announced Top 10 Outstanding Prize winners, thery are @Andi Nursam adiputra, @Yudy bento,@Pramit Das, @Tanjir Ahmed, @Daniel Blasius, @Jiantian Su, @Tanvir Ahmed BD,@Андрій, @Johan Villamizar Torres and @Przemek.

There were also 8 winners announced in the Most Popular Works category, they are @Jabir Jidan, @Marshal, @Pyae Phyo Aung, @Suhail, @Coffee, @Duoduo Xiang, @Shiwei Zhang, and @Hongsheng Wang.

New offline Xiaomi stores will be launched starting from next month in Russia, Colombia, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, and Spain. A series of activities and workshops will be organized at those brand new Xiaomi stores, among them a photo exhibition with works from ShotByMi Awards participants. Other engaging activities like lucky draws and photoshoots will also be part of the events. All Mi Fans who participate will receive customized gifts.The next installment of the ShotByMi photography program will launch soon, please stay tuned.

About Xiaomi Corporation

Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is an internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an Internet of Things (IoT) platform at its core.

With an equal emphasis on innovation and quality, Xiaomi continuously pursues high-quality user experience and operational efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology.

As of the first quarter of 2021, Xiaomi remains among the top 3 in the global smartphone market. The company has also established the world’s leading consumer AIoT (AI+IoT) platform, with 351.1 million smart devices connected to its platform, excluding smartphones and laptops. Xiaomi products are present in more than 100 countries and regions around the world. In August 2020, the company made the Fortune Global 500 list for the second time, ranking 422nd, up 46 places compared to 2019. It also ranked 7th among internet companies.

Xiaomi is a constituent of the Hang Seng Index, Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, Hang Seng TECH Index and Hang Seng China 50 Index.

For more information about Xiaomi as a company, please visit https://blog.mi.com/en/

Xiaomi Highlights Privacy Protections at June Meeting

Xiaomi’s Security and Privacy Awareness Month and its launch of two privacy white papers demonstrate the company’s embrace of industry-leading standards on security and privacy

Beijing, CHINA, June 29, 2021 – Xiaomi today completed its Security and Privacy Awareness Month at the Xiaomi Science and Technology Park. During the activities in June, Xiaomi highlighted its information security and privacy protection practices to its employees, industry executives, industry experts and the public. It also distributed white papers on security and privacy as well as a transparency report about data security.

This is the second year for Xiaomi’s Security and Privacy Awareness Month. This year, the theme was “Security is our shared responsibility. Always think before you act.” The goal was to show Xiaomi’s determination to pursue industry-leading standards on security and privacy and to reinforce its commitment to transparency.

Cui Baoqiu, Xiaomi Vice President and Chairman of Xiaomi Security and Privacy Committee, said, “As a leading Android smartphone manufacturer, we carry a great responsibility. We are committed to letting consumers know how their personal information is collected, used, and protected. We are proud to say that Xiaomi upholds world-class standards on security, privacy, and transparency.”

Cui Baoqiu, Xiaomi Vice President and Chairman of Xiaomi Security and Privacy Committee, delivered a presentation on Xiaomi’s privacy practice during the closing ceremony.

The protection of users’ data and privacy has always been Xiaomi’s priority. In 2014, Xiaomi established its Security and Privacy Committee. In 2016, Xiaomi became the first Chinese enterprise to receive certification from TrustArc. Xiaomi adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of European Union compliance assessment in 2018. In 2019, Xiaomi security and privacy practices were certificated on ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27018. It also published its first version of the MIUI security and privacy white paper.

At this year’s monthlong program, employees and visitors learned about security and privacy related topics. These included how to protect personal information through interactive exhibition. Classes from Xiaomi’s Security Academy were also held for employees, covering topics for different departments, for example, “How to Stick to the Privacy Protection in Product Development”, “General Safety Research and Development”, and “Business Risk Control”, etc. Xiaomi Cup CTF competition offered an opportunity for thousands of engineers to act as “hackers” and to participate in a coding competition to solve privacy challenges. The company also invited International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) certificated instructors to conduct professional training for employees.

Xiaomi held an IoT Security Panel and a Privacy Protection Panel with industry experts on security and privacy. Participants included Margaret Honda, Global Research Manager at IAPP, Brad Ree, CTO at ioXt, David Mudd, Global Digital Product Certification Director at BSI, Scott Roberts, Director of Android Security Assurance at Google, Richard Watson, Lead Partner of APAC Cybersecurity Risk Management at EY, and Paul Breitbarth, Director of Global Policy & EU Strategy at TrustArc.

Richard Watson, Lead Partner of APAC Cybersecurity Risk Management at EY, noted that consumers expect their data to be collected and stored securely. The most important factors when sharing personal data with an organization were secure collection and storage processes (63%), control over what data is being shared (57%), and trust (51%) . Paul Breitbarth, Director of Global Policy & EU Strategy at TrustArc, advised organizations about the international transfer of user data. He discussed the importance for data exporters to ensure an essentially equivalent level of data protection by adhering to international laws and undertaking other verifiable actions.

Two important documents on privacy were issued during the month: the MIUI Privacy White Paper and the Xiaomi loT Privacy White Paper. They summarize Xiaomi’s privacy policies and practices in MIUI and IoT products and explain what kind of user data is collected and how it is used and protected. They also illustrate the privacy policy of each app that comes with MIUI and all commonly-used loT products. These papers can be found in the Xiaomi trust center, https://trust.mi.com/. In addition, Xiaomi published its Transparency Report 2020 at https://trust.mi.com/, details the data requests Xiaomi received from governments and law enforcement agencies around the world and how Xiaomi responded to them.

Transparency, accountability, user control, security and compliance are Xiaomi’s privacy protection principles. Xiaomi complies with local laws in all markets in which it does business. It will never cease to produce safe and reliable products around the world to help everyone enjoy a better life through innovative technologies.

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About Xiaomi Corporation

Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is an internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an Internet of Things (IoT) platform at its core. 

With an equal emphasis on innovation and quality, Xiaomi continuously pursues high-quality user experience and operational efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology.

As of the first quarter of 2021, Xiaomi remains among the top 3 in the global smartphone market. The company has also established the world’s leading consumer AIoT (AI+IoT) platform, with 351.1 million smart devices connected to its platform, excluding smartphones and laptops. Xiaomi products are present in more than 100 countries and regions around the world. In August 2020, the company made the Fortune Global 500 list for the second time, ranking 422nd, up 46 places compared to 2019. It also ranked 7th among internet companies. 

Xiaomi is a constituent of the Hang Seng Index, Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, Hang Seng TECH Index and Hang Seng China 50 Index.

For more information about Xiaomi as a company, please visit https://blog.mi.com/en/

Xiaomi Ranked 70th on the Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2021

Marking the third consecutive year that Xiaomi stays on the list with a 50 percent increase in brand value compared to last year according to Kantar

Beijing, CHINA, June 22, 2021 – Global technology leader Xiaomi announced that it ranked 70th on the Kantar BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2021, up 11 spots from last year, with a US$24.8 billion in brand value (50 percent increase YoY). 2021 is also the third consecutive year where the annual publication features Xiaomi as one of the top 100 most valuable brands worldwide, a testament of Xiaomi’s mission to relentlessly build amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology.
Xiaomi’s relentless pursuit of cutting-edge technology and innovation forms the bedrock of the company’s development and growth. It enables elevated endurance, super-fast charging capabilities and more solid product performance. These innovations are a testament to its continuous efforts to explore and push the boundaries of technological innovation. In April, Xiaomi’s commitment to innovation has also been recognized by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) which selected Xiaomi as one of “The Most Innovative Companies 2021”. This is the fourth time Xiaomi has made the list. Xiaomi is among the top 5 brands in the Consumer Technology Category of the Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands, thanks to the trust and support of Mi Fans and users from all over the world. Kantar BrandZ adopts industry-leading brand valuations, along with research from the world’s most extensive brand equity study: Almost 4 million consumer interviews covering 18,500 brands across 512 categories in 51 markets.  In March, a new, revamped corporate visual identity was introduced, fusing eastern philosophy with the design concept of “Alive”. This new branding aims to further strengthen Xiaomi’s foothold in the premium market, while raising brand awareness with its audiences through its new dynamic logo. The concept of Alive is Xiaomi’s thinking and response to the turning point in the era of intelligent interconnectivity. Xiaomi is ushering into a new decade as it expands its presence from the masses to premium users, from technology to art space; from online to offline and all over the world.
According to Kantar, the Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands recorded a remarkable increase in value of 42 percent this year, compared to a 6 percent increase last year and a 7 percent increase the year prior. This rise amounted to a gain of more than US$2 trillion in total brand value for the Global Top 100 and represented an acceleration in growth for the world’s largest brands, following the disruptions of COVID-19. 
 

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About Xiaomi Corporation
Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is an internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an Internet of Things (IoT) platform at its core.
 
With an equal emphasis on innovation and quality, Xiaomi continuously pursues high-quality user experience and operational efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology.
 
As of the first quarter of 2021, Xiaomi remains among the top 3 in the global smartphone market. The company has also established the world’s leading consumer AIoT (AI+IoT) platform, with 351.1 million smart devices connected to its platform, excluding smartphones and laptops. Xiaomi products are present in more than 100 countries and regions around the world. In August 2020, the company made the Fortune Global 500 list for the second time, ranking 422nd, up 46 places compared to 2019. It also ranked 7th among internet companies.
 
Xiaomi is a constituent of the Hang Seng Index, Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, Hang Seng TECH Index and Hang Seng China 50 Index.
 
For more information about Xiaomi as a company, please visit https://blog.mi.com/en/

Xiaomi Celebrates 1000 Xiaomi Stores Event with Mi Fans Across the World

The opening of the 1000th Xiaomi Store amid pressure of Covid-19 pandemic is testament to the strong potential of Xiaomi’s global retail business

June 5, 2021, Beijing, CHINA – Global technology leader Xiaomi today announced it has opened over 1000 Xiaomi Stores in global markets*, marking a major milestone in the company’s global expansion. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Xiaomi is holding a 1000 Xiaomi Store event both online and offline, offering exclusive gifts and promotional sales as an expression of gratitude to the Mi Fans and loyal customers that have helped the company reach these new heights.


Against all odds – 1000th Xiaomi Store opens following fastest growth year yet


This significant feat was achieved despite the challenging circumstances faced by brick-and-mortar shops around the world. Xiaomi Store success defying this trend is a testament to the strength of the Xiaomi brand among consumers and the enormous potential for Xiaomi’s business to prosper in global markets.


Xiaomi Stores are independent offline retail shops established and operated by Xiaomi’s own partners. All of the global Xiaomi Stores are run in accordance with Xiaomi standards and exclusively sell officially authorized Xiaomi products. Xiaomi Stores are therefore high-standard, official representatives of the company’s offline retail business.


Global Xiaomi Store campaign – 5 years on


The first global Xiaomi Store opened its doors to our Mi Fans in Singapore in 2016. Since then, the number of shop fronts have expanded rapidly across the globe. 


To mark this momentous occasion, Xiaomi is launching the 1000 Xiaomi Stores celebration both online and offline as a way of giving back to the countless Xiaomi consumers and Mi Fans that have supported the company and believed in its products over the years.


The celebrations will kick off with an online promotional event along with large sales available at most offline Xiaomi Stores**. Exclusive event gifts will come with a specially designed Xiaomi logo composed of the phrase “Thank You” in dozens of different languages – an expression of gratitude to all of the Mi Fans who have made this milestone possible.


Xiaomi has expanded its footprint at the fastest pace ever, since the Xiaomi Store program began in 2016. We can think of no better way to give back to all of the Mi Fans that have supported us during this challenging year than hosting this celebration across our markets.

*Excluding China and India.

**Please refer to your local market for promotional details.

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About Xiaomi Corporation

Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is an internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an Internet of Things (IoT) platform at its core.

With an equal emphasis on innovation and quality, Xiaomi continuously pursues high-quality user experience and operational efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology.

As of the first quarter of 2021, Xiaomi remains among the top 3 in the global smartphone market. The company has also established the world’s leading consumer AIoT (AI+IoT) platform, with 351.1 million smart devices connected to its platform, excluding smartphones and laptops. Xiaomi products are present in more than 100 countries and regions around the world. In August 2020, the company made the Fortune Global 500 list for the second time, ranking 422nd, up 46 places compared to 2019. It also ranked 7th among internet companies.

Xiaomi is a constituent of the Hang Seng Index, Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, Hang Seng TECH Index and Hang Seng China 50 Index.

For more information about Xiaomi as a company, please visit https://blog.mi.com/en/