ZTE may have been thrown a lifeline by the Chinese government. Reports are saying that sanctions on the company may soon be lifted as the US and China continue to ease pressure on a potential trade war.
The Chinese company is currently being punished for selling electronics containing components made in the US to both North Korea and Iran. And then later lying about how it was handling the problem.
As it stands, ZTE cannot deal with any US-based company. Being unable to both buy valuable components nor sell its products in the United States. A devastating blow to its business and could potentially spell its end.
However, it could be that the position of the company is being used as a bargaining chip in trade talks between the US and China. The Chinese government has already agreed to reduce import tariffs on American cars, and couple potentially be asked to remove tarrifs on agricultural products.
Neither government is commenting on the matter at the moment, seeing that the trade talks are still ongoing and confidential.
There is little doubt that ZTE will soon see itself back in business. After all, US president Donald Trump has already announced his intentions to help the company through Twitter; saying that too many Chinese jobs have already been lost as a result of the sanctions.