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Commerce announces deal with ZTE, but senators move to block it

June 07, 2018 at 10:37 PM
Hours after the Commerce Department announced a deal to lift sanctions on Chinese telecom giant ZTE, a move seen as linked to broader trade talks with Beijing, a bipartisan group of lawmakers announced a new effort to stop the Trump administration from easing the penalties. Sens. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) introduced a bipartisan amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act on Thursday that would retroactively block the ZTE deal Commerce announced earlier in the day. Commerce...

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