The conflict between ZTE and the US government has been going on for more than a year, and recently it has intensified. Conflict caused the US Department of Commerce to impose a penalty of 1.19 billion of dollars on the Chinese company and a seven-year ban on eventual export of devices from USA as a result of the illegal sale of its own products to North Korea and Iran, and we informed about this situation some time ago. The conflict has become such a hot topic that the president of the United States, Donald Trump, became interested in it.
How we can read on Donald Trump's official account on Twitter president of USA is talking with Chinese government about this problem. In his opinion conflict caused that too many people lost their jobs in China, and he had instructed Commerce Department to solve ZTE's case. We will see in the nearest future how both governments will deal with this case, but it seems that the penalty will be reduced.