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Congress to Leave Trump’s Deal With China’s ZTE Untouched

Jenny Leonard, Erik Wasson
Congress to Leave Trump’s Deal With China’s ZTE Untouched

U.S. lawmakers will allow President Donald Trump’s deal with China’s ZTE Corp. to remain in place, agreeing to a key Chinese demand in the broader trade dispute between the two largest economies, three sources familiar with the matter said. Draft language that advanced in the House earlier this year focused on a procurement ban for ZTE products, while the Senate approved language that would reinstate the ban on U.S. companies selling equipment to ZTE. The White House strongly opposed any efforts by Congress to block its deal for ZTE to resume business.