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White House urges Congress not to undo ZTE deal in defense bill

June 13, 2018
The White House on Wednesday issued a soft warning to Congress against an amendment to a defense bill that would re-impose potentially fatal penalties on Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE and undo a less severe deal it agreed to with the Trump administration earlier this month. In a statement defending the deal , White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said the administration “will work with Congress to ensure the final [National Defense Authorization Act] conference report respects the separation of...


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