Chinese telecom

WASHINGTON | House backs defense bill with pay raise for troops

WASHINGTON  — The House on Thursday approved a $716 billion defense policy bill that would give the military a 2.6 percent pay hike, the largest in nine years. The compromise bill weakens a bid to clamp down on the Chinese telecom giant ZTE and allows the president to waive sanctions against countries that have bought … Continue reading WASHINGTON | House backs defense bill with pay raise for troops

WASHINGTON | White House defends allowing China’s ZTE to buy US parts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Wednesday defended President Donald Trump’s decision to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE to resume buying component parts from the U.S. — a move the Republican-led Senate is working to reverse. In a statement, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley pointed to “massive penalties” imposed on ZTE as part of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House defends allowing China’s ZTE to buy US parts