ZTE, the communications equipment maker, has paid a huge price
The latest punishment against ZTE was released on the official website of the US Commerce Department on June 7, replacing the previous punishment.
According to the website of the U. S. Department of Commerce, the Department of Commerce and industry of the United States (BIS) issued the most stringent ticket to ZTE in June 7th, replacing the 7 year bans on supplier procurement with new fines and compliance measures.
Under the new ticket, ZTE will have to pay a further $1 billion fine on top of the $892 million it has already paid and hand it over to a third party custodian of $400 million
Once all these conditions have been met, the Commerce Department will temporarily remove ZTE from the ban list, only temporarily.
Such a penalty scheme is exclusively customized for ZTE. At the same time, for the first time, the ticket was designed for the first time.
The new $1 billion 400 million ticket is a glaring coincidence with China's 1 billion 400 million population.
A total of $2 billion 290 million is not only a record of the US Commerce Department's punishment, but also far beyond the theoretical scope of ZTE's theory. You know, according to ZTE's annual report in 2017, its annual net profit is about $700 million, and the company's business has been basically interrupted since the April ban. It is difficult to pay a fine in a normal way. The next step is that China and the US will continue to negotiate on how fines will be implemented. The possible solutions include installments, loans and so on.
A variety of blinding coincidences,
But compared to a company that looks at a 80 thousand employee, it is good to pay for a life.
But for ZTE, there's nothing to be saved.
Even if ZTE survives, it will be difficult to maintain its former status. At the level of the company's operation, ZTE will lose its bad brand value, and the high penalty bill and the United States compliance inspection team will increase its business cost.
In addition, at great cost in the country,
Although throughout, despite the official attitude towards ZTE has been recognized as
In the past few months, the ZTE crisis quickly evolved into the forefront of the Sino US government's round of trade wars, and even related to North Korea's nuclear issue. The solution to the resurgence issue has become the premise for China and the United States to reach more extensive trade compromises.
At first it was widely believed that no
The whole thing has progressed now, and if there is a good one, it may be that the Chinese government has gained a full direct confrontation with the Trump administration. In the process, China knows the chips in its own hands, and probably knows Trump's thinking better. This is a first-hand intuitive understanding of the president who does not follow the routine.
Trump showcased the true nature of his businessman throughout the entire process. Behind the ZTE issue is Trump’s core appeal to reduce the trade deficit between China and the United States. His ultimate goal is to reach a transaction that he is satisfied with, and for this reason he will often behave differently. As soon as you see an offer that makes him satisfied, it will be dealt immediately.
Although it is unclear what kind of offer the Chinese side currently offers in the big deal. However, according to reports, Beijing last week proposed that if the United States does not levy tax on 50 billion U.S. dollars of Chinese goods, China is willing to purchase nearly 70 billion U.S. dollars of U.S. agricultural and natural gas. In addition, China earlier announced a series of opening measures such as reducing the tariffs on imported cars. Trump's change in the ZTE issue may come from satisfaction with the transaction.
On June 3, 2018, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and US Commerce Secretary Ross held talks in Beijing. After 4 days, Ross announced that the US Department of Commerce cancelled the ban on ZTE.
In addition, the sentiments and opinions expressed by the American community in this storm are also worth noting.
The latest measures of the U.S. Department of Commerce can in fact fully achieve the purpose of penalizing ZTE violations. However, the U.S. public is generally not sympathetic and is critical of Trump. They still think that Trump's China policy is too weak.
The reason for this is because in the eyes of the American society, ZTE’s “infringing criminals” besides being a violation of the ban are a major threat to US national security. The mediation between China and the United States will only further deepen this perception. In the hotel that broadcasts news programs in the United States, I have seen many times when Americans have heard Trump's China policy and throw a big eye, and on Twitter, it is also a piece of criticism. Hua Qiang is becoming a mainstream appeal.
This is the fact that we have to face.