A Beijing court has frozen Chinese smartphone maker and Bullet Messenger backer Smartisan’s bank account, which contained RMB 4.5 million (around $650,000) in assets.

The judgment was made late last month but released to the public on Tuesday.

According to court documents, a company named Sound Solutions International (SSI) filed an application on Nov. 26, requesting the Daxing People’s Court in Beijing freeze Smartisan’s China Merchant Bank account.

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Jill Shen

Jill Shen is Shanghai-based technology reporter. She covers Chinese mobility, autonomous vehicles, and electric cars. Connect with her via e-mail: jill.shen@technode.com or Twitter: @yushan_shen