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ZTE-gads! Chinese giant fined $900m by Uncle Sam for Iran trade deals

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I wonder what will happen when a huge Chinese company tells the US to go suck a fat one when these sort of charges are bought.

At some stage it might happen, and then things will get interesting.

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it's possible but highly unlikely. the Chinese company would have to be willing to forgo the entire US market.

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"it's possible but highly unlikely. the Chinese company would have to be willing to forgo the entire US market."

More to the point, the Chinese company would have to build it's products without any chips made by US, European, Taiwanese, Japanese or Korean companies, as those companies would have to refuse to sell to the Chinese company.

China - A country unencumbered by ethics.

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"China - A country unencumbered by ethics."

Feel free to substitute the word China with USA, UK or a large number of first world nations.

Last time I looked, "we" are more than happy to sell arms to dictatorships and oppressive regimes.

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"Last time I looked, "we" are more than happy to sell arms to dictatorships and oppressive regimes."

Yes, but they're our dictatorships and oppressive regimes, bought and paid for - this can be a problem because someone with deeper pockets may always come along.

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Not yet guilty

If Iran got anything like my ZTE phone, they're still about 10 software updates away from the hardware working as promised.

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Make America great again....

.... by banning the sale of US-made components thus encouraging manufacturers to develop / switch to non-US suppliers.

This decision probably has nothing to do with Trump, but perhaps he should review what technology is on on the banned list.

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Re: Make America great again....

Isn't that what happened with encryption technology? The US prohibited exports so the rest of the world just got on with their own.

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MrT
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وای نه. ما واقعا به دنبال به جلو به که روتر

Don't worry - TalkTalk have a bunch of really good routers that they can let you have...

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Re: وای نه. ما واقعا به دنبال به جلو به که روتر

Google suggests it should be: وای نه. ما واقعا به دنبال به جلو به یک روتر

"a" router, not "that" router....

ahhh, what an age we live in :)

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"ZTE acknowledges the mistakes it made..."

Deliberate cover-ups, passing equipment via multiple subsidiaries and actively passing materials to more than one banned state ... sound like the only "mistake" ZTE acknowledges is getting caught ...

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"ZTE acknowledges the mistakes it made, takes responsibility for them".

Quite a rare discourse from a company, when the general policy is to blame some scapegoat and if possible someone lower in the management chain.

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Re: "ZTE acknowledges the mistakes it made, takes responsibility for them".

"Quite a rare discourse from a company" unless ofc they see it as advertising

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Where is the Russian - Trump connection?

We know that Trump is entangled in the Russian Mob who is also involved with the Iranian guard in Azerbaijan, I am surprised that you didn't tie in the connection or is this the first layer of the onion to unpeel?

I want to know how a yearly salary of $12,000 (US) got to be a billionaire.

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