A day after the US Commerce Department said a deal was almost done with ZTE Corp, six senators have pushed back, asking that the final defence-budget bill keep in an amendment that will prohibit the Chinese telecoms giant from buying components from US suppliers for seven years. Photo: AFP

US senators urge keeping ZTE ban in a bid to block a deal by Trump

Lawmakers seek a defence-bill amendment to punish the Chinese telecoms firm after Commerce Department says a less-harsh deal is almost in place

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A day after the US Commerce Department said a deal was almost done with ZTE Corp, six senators have pushed back, asking that the final defence-budget bill keep in an amendment that will prohibit the Chinese telecoms giant from buying components from US suppliers for seven years. Photo: AFP
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