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sup­pli­ers have yet to com­ment on the case.

David Reid, a pro­fes­sor at the Al­bers School of Busi­ness and Eco­nom­ics at Seat­tle Univer­sity, said that this lat­est tech­nol­ogy-re­lated dis­pute comes amid ten­sions be­tween the US and China over cy­ber se­cu­rity, trade and events in the South China Sea.

He said all of th­ese mat­ters “help bring pol­icy de­ci­sions, like this ZTE mat­ter, into sharp re­lief and may in­flu­ence de­ci­sion-mak­ing”.

Reid said that the US has to show due dili­gence in en­sur­ing that agree­ments are be­ing kept – sim­i­lar to the way ac­tions of for­eign com­pa­nies are mon­i­tored in China.

Be­cause of ro­bust sales of its in­ex­pen­sive pre­paid devices, ZTE is the fourth-largest smart­phone ven­dor in the United States by ship­ment,

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