Washington — The Trump administration has told legislators the US government has reached a deal to put Chinese telecommunications company ZTE back in business after it pays a fine and makes management changes, a senior congressional aide says. President Donald Trump appeared to confirm the deal in a tweet late on Friday. "I closed it down, then let it reopen with high-level security guarantees, change of management and board, must purchase US parts and pay a $1.3bn fine." The reported deal involving China’s second-largest telecommunications equipment maker ran into immediate resistance in the US Congress, where Democrats and Trump’s fellow Republicans accused him of bending to pressure from Beijing to ease up on a firm that US intelligence officials have suggested posed a significant risk to US national security. ZTE was banned in April from buying US technology components for seven years for breaking an agreement reached after it violated US sanctions against Iran and North Korea. ...

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