House committee rejects President Trump's defense of ZTE

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CNET—Panel unanimously approves amendment upholding sanctions against the Chinese phone maker.

Donald Trump's defense of ZTE dismissed by the House committee. Earlier this month, news broke about ZTE is ceasing its main operations due to the US-imposed ban restricting companies from selling US-made hardware to the Chinese company. Later on, Donald Trump chipped in, saying that he is working closely with the Chinese government to bring ZTE back on track but unfortunately, the House Appropriations Committee rejected the president's appeal. The amendment's author, Dutch Ruppersberger, said that the company has ignored embargoes by selling equipment to...