U.S. Bans American Companies From Selling To China's ZTE

The U.S. Department of Commerce is banning American companies from selling components to Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp for seven years for violating the terms of a sanctions violation case, U.S. officials told Reuters.A five-year federal investigation found last year that ZTE had conspired to evade U.S. embargoes by buying U.S. components, incorporating them into ZTE equipment and illegally shipping them to Iran. ZTE, which devised elaborate schemes to hide the illegal activity, agreed to plead guilty after the Commerce Department took actions that threatened to cut off its global supply chain. As I know ZTE is  smart phone producer but it's obviously ZTE is under the state control. That’s how economics works over there. Mega companies have massive ties to the state and the state has access....

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Very,very interesting. Why? The order of US Department of Commerce comes just hours after the UK’s cyber security watchdog warned the UK telecoms sector not to use network equipment or services from ZTE as it would have a “long term negative effect on the security of the UK”.

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ZTE as a spy of China government. Why not?

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exactly, just odd why no one has figured this out sooner. money is blinding

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Trade wars are getting more and more on intensity. Usually, all this escalated in a much worse way. First trade than military war.

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Friend of mine has a ZTE Warp Elite and he claims that is the best phone he owned to date.

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Does your friend work for the Chinese government? :)

 

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Ok. But how would this work in practice? Every US telecom has equipment from Huawei and ZTE. Are you going to strip Verizon and AT&T of their transmission licenses? 

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11 minutes ago, Petar said:

Does your friend work for the Chinese government? :)

 

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Listen, if you people really care about a government spying on you, stop using smart phones altogether. Regardless of who makes it.

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Unlike LineageOS and Cyanogenmod which are true open source projects, Huawai and ZTE are using Google's Android OS which is known for tracking usage data and telemetry collection methods that can not be turned off. CM and LOS never included this and forbid it's usage without an ability for the user to enable/disable it. But I'm not a supporter of conspiracy theory... 

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“The value of a thing is what that thing will bring. -Legal Maxim” 
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This will be massively damaging to  ZTE. They can no longer use American components, which means lots of products will have to be re-designed and re-sourced. 

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Are bookies already taking bets on who's next? Trump is keeping things interesting for the world, can't deny him that. 

13 hours ago, BlackTortoise said:

This will be massively damaging to  ZTE. They can no longer use American components, which means lots of products will have to be re-designed and re-sourced. 

Or a blessing in disguise. Recently a Chinese researcher or something said that China is too dependent on imported chips. Apparently, it's not just chips. They'll learn to make their own.

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More new rules proposed on this late yesterday: U.S. telecoms regulators proposed a rule that would bar government programs from buying from any company that could theoretically pose a security threat ... 

In the meantime, still not a lot of clarification on Monday's developments, and ZTE still isn't sure if it's going to be able to continue to use Google's Android operating system in mobile devices. 

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