urged the United States to stop imposing sanctions against telecom
equipment maker ZTE Corp for alleged violation of U.S. export controls
"We hope the U.S. side can stop the wrong decision to prevent harming
our trade cooperation and the bilateral relations," said Foreign
Ministry spokesman Hong Lei Monday in Beijing.
Hong told a daily press conference that China always opposes incidents
where the United States uses its domestic laws to impede Chinese
It is reported by Reuters that the U.S. Commerce Department is set to
place export restrictions on ZTE. The restrictions will make it
difficult for the company to acquire U.S. products by requiring ZTE’s
suppliers to apply for an export license before shipping any
American-made equipment or parts to ZTE.