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U.S. lawmakers push back on Trump talk of helping China's ZTE

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By Patricia Zengerle and Richard CowanWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday rejected any plan by President Donald Trump to ease restrictions on China's ZTE Corp, calling the telecommunications firm a security threat and vowing not to abandon legislation clamping down on the company.Trump on Monday had defended his decision to revisit penalties on ZTE for flouting U.S. sanctions on trade with Iran, in part by saying it was reflective of the larger trade deal the United States is negotiating with China."I hope the administration does not move forward on this supposed deal I keep ...

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 09:05 IST