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TaimoorZubair
TaimoorZubair
5/16/2018 1:35:09 AM
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Re: Commerce
@Joe: In this case it seems more like the "commerce department" is being used to clean up the dirty work that has already been done and try to repair the damage. I do agree that the name sounds friendlier and more positive. I guess that's why it has been given the task. People expect it to be more business friendly.

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TaimoorZubair
TaimoorZubair
5/16/2018 1:15:04 AM
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Realization
I think this move is more of a realization that the US can't really afford to mess with the Chinese. Almost all of the US tech companies are dependent upon China for their manufacturing. The potential hit to ZTE is nothing compared to the hit they may face if the Chinese starts to retaliate and disallow the production of US brands. Just imagine if Foxconn no longer produces for Apple tomorrow or Dell faces the same issue. It wasn't a wise move to begin with in the first place.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
5/15/2018 6:58:47 AM
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Commerce
In my experience, the Commerce Department -- which is nice and friendly-sounding, compared to DHS or the State Department -- is often leveraged to do a lot of (let's call it, for lack of a better term) "dirty work" to make a policy seem more benign...or, at least, benignly motivated (case in point: the Obama Administration's NSTIC (i.e., "National Internet ID") plans).

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