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New ZTE Blade V9 at ZTE booth during Mobile World Congress Day 2, Barcelona, February 27, 2018 [ZENN] China's ZTE said Friday that a US export ban on the technology company could jeopardize and affect its survival American companies.
It uses components from Qualcomm and software from Google, for example, in its smartphones.
"The denial will not only severely impact the survival and development of ZTE, but will also damage all of ZTE's partners, including a large number of US companies," ZTE said in a statement on Friday. In any case, ZTE will not abandon its efforts to solve the problem through communications, and we are also committed to taking legal action, if necessary, to meet the legal rights and interests of our company, our employees and our shareholders Take responsibility for our global customers, end users, partners and suppliers. "In 1967, ZTE admitted to deliver illegal shipments of telecommunications equipment to Iran and North Korea and pay a fine of $ 1.19 billion, but the US said that ZTE in 2016 during the investigation However, ZTE said it had taken action against employees who might have been responsible for the incident, and also said that it had introduced compliance training and invested more than $ 50 million in an export control program in 2017 alone.
"It is unacceptable that BIS calls for the unjustified imposition of the heaviest penalty for ZTE before the investigation is completed. Episode risks the escalation of trade between the US and China. Both countries have threatened each other with billions of inches, but technology was a particularly contentious issue.
Huawei, the world's third largest smartphone player by market share, recently signed a deal with AT & T to sell its flagship device in the US. The leading US intelligence chiefs warned people against buying Huawei phones. Huawei's consumer affairs chief told CNBC in February that its rivals are worried that the Chinese company will become too strong and play politics to keep it out of the US market.