It still needs to forward $400 million to an escrow account so that it can come out of the imports ban it is still currently under.
The talk of tech and tariffs was drowned out today by talk of "tender age" shelters and crying babies at the border. The president backed from his position.
President Trump will apparently brush against the will of Congress to lock Huawei and ZTE out of the US market, setting us up for a showdown.
The Defense Department's budget for the next year, as the senate has it written, will prevent ZTE from sourcing parts from US contractors.
The Commerce Department might have given the Chinese tech manufacturer a way out of its imports ban, but the Senate is right behind it to keep it locked in.