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ZTE Reprieve Casts Shadow Over Trump's Sanctions Posture

Law360 (June 7, 2018, 4:57 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration is touting its $1.4 billion export control penalty against ZTE Corp. as a severe blow to the Chinese telecom giant, but attorneys say that the political maneuvering surrounding the company calls the president's commitment to tough sanctions enforcement into question.

In April, ZTE was barred from the U.S. market for seven years after it came to light that the company lied about taking disciplinary action against executives that facilitated illicit tech sales to Iran and North Korea. Soon afterward, President Donald Trump intervened,...
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