Trump Administration Imposes Record Penalties on Chinese ZTE

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced fines of over $1.4 billion against ZTE last week in an agreement that would allow the Chinese telecommunications giant to continue purchasing materials critical to its business from U.S. companies. Under the terms of the agreement the company has agreed to pay $1 billion before the Commerce Department’s Bureau […]

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Trump Decides to Keep Chinese Telecom Giant ZTE Alive

The Trump administration has reached a deal that would keep Chinese telecom giant ZTE in business it was announced yesterday. The administration had previously barred it from doing business with American companies, including San-Francisco-based microchip maker Qualcomm, a main ZTE supplier. The decision threatened to put ZTE out of business within weeks. ZTE employs roughly […]

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Trump Administration Moves to Include Citizenship Question on Next Census

Attorneys general of several states pledged to sue the Trump administration over a decision to include a question about citizenship on the forthcoming 2020 census. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra already filed suit to prevent the question from being included, and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he would lead an effort on behalf […]

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19 States Attorneys General Threaten to Sue Trump Administration if Question About Citizenship is Included in the 2020 Census

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is threatening to sue the Trump administration if it adds a question about citizenship to the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau questionnaire.  Becerra is co-leading a coalition of 19 attorneys general that have voiced strong opposition to the inclusion of a question determining a respondent’s citizenship status. “The California Department of […]

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