Trump offers US aid to penalized Chinese telecom company

Staff Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Monday said President Donald Trump asked his commerce secretary to look into lifting or easing sanctions against a Chinese telecommunications company as part of a “give and take” with China.
“It’s a significant issue of concern to the Chinese government, you know, and in our bilateral relationship there’s a give and take and we discuss these issues,” said White House spokesman Raj Shah.
In a surprising overture to China, Trump tweeted Sunday that he would help ZTE Corp., a major supplier of telecom networks and smartphones based in southern China, get “back into business,” saying too many jobs in China were at stake after the U.S. government cut off access to its American suppliers...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.