May 26, 2018 - World
Trump administration reaches deal with ZTE
President Trump confirmed on Twitter Friday night that the administration reached a deal with Chinese telecom company ZTE, while criticizing Senator Chuck Schumer and former President Obama for past choices with the company.
Why it matters: The deal, per the New York Times, "could clear the way for further trade talks with China." It's contingent on ZTE hiring American compliance officers, paying a fine, and shaking up its management team. In return, the Times reports, ZTE will "once again begin doing business with American companies."