China praises Trump’s ‘positive remark’ on ZTE | 2018-05-15 |

China praises Trump’s ‘positive remark’ on ZTE

    14th May, 2018 11:57:38 printer

BEIJING: China on Monday praised US President Donald Trump for his offer to prevent Chinese telecom giant ZTE from collapsing due to a US technology ban, ahead of high-level trade talks this week.

"We highly commend the positive remark from the US on the ZTE issue and now we are communicating with the US side on the details," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a regular press briefing, reports AFP.

The fate of ZTE has become a key part of the talks between the worlds' top two world economies, with Chinese officials protesting the ban during discussions with top US officials in Beijing earlier this month.

Trump's announcement comes ahead of a visit by China's top economic official Liu He to the US for a new round of talks starting Tuesday.