White House tries to explain Trump's tweet about ZTE

"This is part of a very complex relationship between the United States and China," deputy press secretary Raj Shah said.
0:57 | 05/14/18

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Obviously this is part. Very complex relationship between the United States and China that involves economic issues national security issues. And the like it's an issue of high concern for China. That's been raised with the US with the US government and whether administration at various levels of the president. Has asked secretary loss Ross two look into it. Consistent with applicable laws and regulations bullies asked secretary of Ross to look into the matter again consistent with applicable laws and regulations. And it's been brought up at a number of levels. You know as part of bilateral talks on a number of issues I wouldn't restricted to just the talks to you reference. It's part. Again the US relationship with China which is complex. It has economic factors as national security factors this is just one of many factors and again the president is asking secretary com the secretary of commerce. Look into the matter consistent with laws and regulations.

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