Friday, June 3, 2016
Chinese telecom links to intelligence disclosed
"The Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE and three related firms were
slapped with Commerce Department economic sanctions March 8 for illicit
transfers of goods containing U.S.-made products to Iran. But under pressure
from China, the department suspended the sanctions on ZTE, a major producer
of smartphones and telecommunications hardware, until June 30 and entered
talks with the Chinese to try to resolve the dispute.
As part of the scheme, ZTE used the cutout company Beijing 8-Star
International to hide the sales.
In addition to ZTE, the sanctioned firms include ZTE Kangxun
Telecommunications Ltd., Beijing 8-Star International Co. and ZTE Parsian, a