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Bipartisan outcry ensues over use of ZTE as trade chip in talks with China

May 15, 2018 at 7:02 PM
As a top Chinese official arrived in Washington for a new round of negotiations, lawmakers from both parties criticized President Trump’s suggestion that relaxed U.S. sanctions on Chinese telecom giant ZTE could be part of a trade deal. Lawmakers argued that such an arrangement would undercut U.S. law enforcement and sanctions efforts while avoiding the underlying trade issues with Beijing. “America’s national security must not be used as a bargaining chip in trade negotiations,” 32 Democratic senators wrote in a...

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