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hood
Member
Mon May 14 09:43:33
http://ars...iant-zte-to-save-chinese-jobs/



Last week, smartphone giant ZTE shut down its "major operating activities" after the Trump administration imposed a crippling seven-year export ban on the company. But on Sunday, Donald Trump signaled that ZTE might get a reprieve:

-tweet that won't copy-

It's a remarkable change of tone for a president who long railed against China for stealing American jobs.

ZTE is China's number-two smartphone maker, and as recently as last year it was the number-four smartphone vendor in the US. But the company is facing a de facto corporate death sentence after US officials caught the company covertly sending telecommunications equipment with significant American-made components to Iran and North Korea in violation of US export restrictions.

According to the Trump administration, ZTE had "employed multiple strategies in an attempt to conceal and obscure the true nature and extent of the company's role" in transactions that moved US-made technology to Iran and North Korea. "As a result of the conspiracy, ZTE was able to obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts with and sales from Iranian entities to ship routers, microprocessors, and servers" that were subject to US export restrictions.

Last year, ZTE reached a deal with the Trump Administration that required the company to pay $890 million in fines and discipline dozens of senior ZTE executives for participating in the scheme. But US officials say ZTE cheated on the deal, giving those executives their full 2016 bonuses, and then lied about it to American officials.

The US responded by imposing a seven-year moratorium on exporting American-made technology to ZTE. That's a huge problem for the company because its smartphones are heavily reliant on American technology.

Many of ZTE's phones are built around Qualcomm chips, and its phones run Android. While the underlying Android operating system is open source, key Google-made apps and Google's app store are not. It's difficult to sell an Android phone anywhere outside of China without the software.

So the seven-year ban on access to American technology made it almost impossible for ZTE to continue in business.

Unsurprisingly, having the US government shut down a major Chinese technology company angered Chinese President Xi Jinping. And Jinping has some leverage here. China is one of the world's largest economies and has been hitting back against American trade restrictions with new trade barriers against American exporters. On top of that, Trump is hoping China will pressure North Korea to make concessions at next month's summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

It's unclear what concessions Trump is seeking—or what China might be willing to offer—in exchange for relaxing sanctions against ZTE. But with China's powerful president going to bat for ZTE, the Chinese phone giant may not be dead yet.

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China waved it's dick and Trump got scared. Nobody but hot rod would be surprised.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Mon May 14 09:57:07

I doubt PRESIDENT Trump is afraid of either one of them.

Wouldn't it be swell if North and South Korea merged and Iran changed their name to Persia before he leaves office?

hood
Member
Mon May 14 09:57:21
Trump's reelection slogan will be #MCGA.
swordtail
Anarchist Prime
Mon May 14 10:03:28
"Trump's reelection slogan will be #MCGA."

nah,its a gonna be # #MIGA
Wrath of Orion
Member
Mon May 14 10:06:35
lmfao, Retard Rod has only grown more delusional with his time away from the site.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Mon May 14 10:14:29

It takes a brain to dream big.

Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Mon May 14 10:31:20
Iran has never been named ”Persia”. ”Iran” is a derivative of the same name (Aryan -> Eran -> Iran) the nation has had for 2500 years or so. Persia is the traditional Greek name that stuck in the west until it was officially requested (many decades prior to the revolution) that you fuckers stop saying that.

What you intended to say, to have Iran remove ”Islamic Republic of..” from it’s name. That would be in the vein of your Trumprolling post there.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon May 14 11:01:36
the tweet from our idiot child:

"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!"


maybe he will force our military to use ZTE phones so they can spy on us better
hood
Member
Mon May 14 11:01:38
But seriously. This is a company that grossly violated US law, was given a relatively small handslapping, and then still decided to give the finger to the US. Keep that in mind.
Delude
Member
Mon May 14 11:26:44
National security is not the interest of Trump.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Mon May 14 11:42:13

If the Greeks called it Persia, that's good enough for me.



Wrath of Orion
Member
Mon May 14 12:13:30
"If the Greeks called it Persia, that's good enough for me."

This explains a lot, since the Greeks also had sex with little boys.
Delude
Member
Mon May 14 12:15:47
Oh. Shit.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Mon May 14 13:13:23
Hey if people got it wrong a couple of thousand years ago, it is good enough for me today.

Hot Rod in a nutshell :-)
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Mon May 14 14:45:39

LOL

Hot Rod
Revved Up
Mon May 14 14:53:22

Just giving you a hard time Nimatzo.

I really didn't know that about the name thing. Thanks for the history lesson.

Wrath of Orion
Member
Mon May 14 15:51:49
We'll always remember this thread as the one where Pedo Rod explained why he thinks being a pedophile is OK.
UP Archivist
Member
Mon May 14 16:13:32
*Archived*
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Mon May 14 16:48:29

Sounds like one the "archivist" did some creative editing too.

obaminated
Member
Mon May 14 21:42:25
I feel like this is yet more leftist hyperventilating over Trump. He is trying to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, that requires Chinese support. You don't need to be a foreign policy expert to see why he is doing this.

Put a little faith in the guy, all the crap the media has said will explode in his face hasn't actually happened. He is winning, and that should be encouraging for americans.
hood
Member
Mon May 14 21:48:41
^ trump colored blinders. Will claim "partisan" shenanigans.
obaminated
Member
Mon May 14 21:58:49
Eh, I laugh at trump when he fails, but he doesn't really fail. Just says very boisterous things but he gets results.
hood
Member
Tue May 15 08:23:19
We could go over his many failings, even just looked to his time in office, but we both know you would rationalize or play down the significance of anything not supporting Trump's "success."

So instead of bothering with some well worded reply, I'll just stick with a few serious words:

Healthcare. Border wall. Spending bills. Failed to get anything concrete accomplished on any of these subjects.
Aeros
Member
Tue May 15 08:27:39
Iran is not the only country to be called by everyone else in the world everything but what it's own people call it.

Case in point, germany.
Rugian
Member
Tue May 15 08:45:40
Well in that case, Roman name > whatever name those barbarian scum use for themselves.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Tue May 15 10:16:34
Yes Aeros, but I reponded to a specific post where Iran changes its’ name back to Persia. I explained why that made no sense.
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