US move on China's ZTE may be just a warm-up act

HONG KONG • One of the many questions hanging over China's ZTE after the United States brought it to the brink of collapse is: Why ZTE?

The Shenzhen-based telecoms group became the corporate face of Sino-US trade and tech wars when Washington slapped it with a punitive ban on buying vital components from the US.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 13, 2018, with the headline 'US move on China's ZTE may be just a warm-up act'. Print Edition | Subscribe