The United States has cracked down on one of China’s biggest tech companies, banning it from buying components from American firms.
crack down on／upon: 镇压、制裁 （这里表示美国对中兴购买零部件的打压）
解析:【同】inhibition,prohibit, ban, forbid
Some drugs can cause the inhibition of normal bodily activity.
Prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages.
The new military government has banned strikes and demonstrations.
The union has imposed a ban on overtime.
The new law forbids smoking in offices.
The move Monday by the US Commerce Department against ZTE (), which sells smartphones and other telecommunications equipment around the world, comes amid a tense clash between the United States and China over trade and technology.
But instead of punishing those involved, “ZTE paid full bonuses to employees that had engaged in illegal conduct, and failed to issue letters of reprimand,” the Commerce Department said in a statement.
As a result, the department said it has imposed a seven-year export ban on ZTE, forbidding American companies from selling parts and providing services to it.
ZTE’s smartphones use microchips from Qualcomm () and glass from Corning ( ).
ZTE said in a brief statement Tuesday that it is aware of the US ban.
“At present, the company is assessing the full range of potential implications that this event has on the company and is communicating with relevant parties proactively in order to respond accordingly,” it said.
- vi. 利用；欺骗；施加影响
- vt. 强加；征税；以…欺骗
The company’s shares were suspended from trading in Hong Kong on Tuesday following the US announcement.
suspend: vt. 延缓，推迟；使暂停；使悬浮