Flags fly over the ZTE Corp’s Cloud Computing Center in Nanjing in eastern China's Jiangsu province. Hong Kong-listed ZTE said on Friday that it will not accept an "unfair" US penalty in a case involving exports of telecoms equipment to North Korea and Iran and is seeking a solution through legal channels. Photo: AP

ZTE may be too big to fail, as it remains the thin end of the wedge in China’s global tech ambition

ZTE accuses US Commerce Department of “extremely unfair” treatment for a seven-year ban on buying technology from American companies, which would derail its 5G network plans, a key plank to China’s technology ambitions

Topic |   US-China tech war

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Flags fly over the ZTE Corp’s Cloud Computing Center in Nanjing in eastern China's Jiangsu province. Hong Kong-listed ZTE said on Friday that it will not accept an "unfair" US penalty in a case involving exports of telecoms equipment to North Korea and Iran and is seeking a solution through legal channels. Photo: AP
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Li Tao

Li Tao

Li Tao is a senior technology reporter, based in Shenzhen. He focuses on big enterprises including Alibaba, Huawei and ZTE, hardware makers, and smartphone brands such as Oppo, Vivo and Oneplus. He joined the Post in 2017 after working for more than seven years with China Daily in Hong Kong. He has masters degrees in both laws and journalism.

Celia Chen

Celia Chen

Celia is a tech reporter for the Post, covering companies such as Tencent, JD.com and Foxconn. She also covers start-up news and China's tech world. Prior to joining the Post, she worked for China Daily.

Bien Perez

Bien Perez

Bien has worked at the Post since 2000. He has served as Post Magazine's technology editor and Technology Post's deputy editor. He was a guest host on Tech Specs in TVB’s Money Magazine show. He won runner-up, Best News Writing, at the 2008 Hong Kong News Awards.