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,