Saving ZTE?

china-3303411_960_720ZTE is one of the largest phone companies in the world. This China company service many Americans and their phones used across the globe. Recently president Trump has stopped American firms from selling parts to the company until 2025. There are word claims from Washington that ZTE violated a deal that was set a while back in which they disrupted the US sanctions of North Korea and Iran.
Well ZTE denies these claims, an Export ban was still set on ZTE which put the company as a whole one a crutch. In a domino effect, this caused a lot of ZTE employees to lose their jobs and their livelihoods in China. This was an outcry to the Chinese government and put the US government and at fault for the cause. Being contradictive, the White House has reverse there stand on ZTE as the president himself has vowed to restore the effects of these situations. As CNN Reports a tweet from the president and I quote, “President Xi of China, and I, are working together to give massive Chinese phone company, ZTE, a way to get back into business, fast. Too many jobs in China lost. Commerce Department has been instructed to get it done!”
I think the United States understand the importance of ZTE as it is the fourth largest smartphone provider in the United States. However, the US was always skeptical since 2012 about the technology that goes into the ZTE phones. Some officials claim that the technology and the phones make it easier for other countries to spy on the users. The United States has been cautious of the security and has warned ZTE before. Even president Trump has made it or wear to the Chinese government even going as far to say it is “unfair trading practices.”
To reflect on the situation, I don’t condone anyone losing their jobs and livelihoods. However, if there is a safety con cern that can put the U.S. in jeopardy then I would not put the country at risk. Also if there’s a stance that you take then I think they should follow through with the whole Act. Taking one action to punish ZTE but then turn around and try to rectify it after you cause it isn’t very professional in my eyes as a country.

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