ZTE Halts Operations Due To US Pressure

Weeks of the Trump administration in the US cranking up the pressure on Chinese phonemaker ZTE have resulted in ZTE shutting down. They employ 75000 people. The news popped up this morning via this PDF. Plus according to a report at The New York Times, manufacturing has been halted at ZTE’s plant in Shenzhen. This could be temporary as the company is still trying to play nice with the US. Or it could be the beginning of the end for them. It isn’t clear at this point. I’m going to guess that it’s the latter as US companies are banned from doing business with ZTE. And that likely includes access to the Android OS.

Now, Chinese phonemaker Huawei is in the same boat as ZTE. It will be interesting to see what happens to them.


2 Responses to “ZTE Halts Operations Due To US Pressure”

  1. […] to save jobs at Chinese phonemaker ZTE. This after the Trump Administration has been working to smack them around pretty hard. As is typical for Trump, he said this via a […]

  2. […] this is confusing. First the Trump Administration punished ZTE to the point that ZTE was going to shut down. Then President Trump says he’s going to save ZTE because too many jobs in China have been […]

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