After nearly two months of negotiation, the ZTE event finally got the latest results.
Reuters, citing people familiar with the Reuters, reported that China's Zte Corp has signed a principled agreement with the United States to remove the bans from the US Department of Commerce on the company's procurement of components to us suppliers, so that the company will resume business operations. As a condition, the agreement also listed penalties for ZTE.
If Reuters reports are true, ZTE is finally nearing a final settlement after several rounds of negotiations by the Chinese government. This result is not easy to come, and it is worth pondering and cherishing. Among them, the party concerned ZTE company managed to escape a disaster, saved the vitality. Of course, judging from the content of the agreement signed with the United States, the huge fines, the adjustment of the board of directors and the management, and the ready supervision by the United States
In retrospect, from April, the US side announced the 7 year export ban on ZTE, to the May Beijing consultations and Washington consultations, and then to the June Beijing consultations between China and the United States, and the ZTE event was undulating, and the game negotiation behind it was more complex and thrilling. The signing of a principled agreement is not easy for both sides. The information conveyed by this incident is more thought-provoking and enlightening.
First of all, the ZTE event is only a case of a violation of the enterprise, but the Chinese government, out of the people - based consideration, invested a lot of resources with the United States, and finally returned a new way to ZTE.
ZTE's mistakes were made in 2010 because it was driven by commercial interests and risked breaking the basic rules of cooperation with the US, violating U.S. regulations and being punished by commercial transaction rules and laws. In this regard, on the day of the US ban on ZTE on April 16, China's Ministry of Commerce took a stand:
However, as China's largest telecommunications equipment listed company, ZTE's life and death is related to the livelihood of the 80 thousand workers and 20 thousand families, as well as the future and destiny of thousands of enterprises and hundreds of thousands of workers on the industrial chain, which can be said to have a great relationship. The starting point and the foothold of the work of the Chinese government are for the people, and the mistake of a company's decision can not involve the vast number of innocent employees and families. It is on this point that the Chinese government has invested a lot of resources, from Beijing to Washington, to Beijing, and has been involved with the United States, and finally brought ZTE back. . This also shows that a strong and confident government is the most solid backing for the people.
Secondly, information technology is the most open industry in the world, and the industrial chain is released worldwide. ZTE has worked closely with many US companies to save ZTE, and in fact has safeguarded the interests of American enterprises. This is an important consideration of the Trump administration's decision to let go of ZTE.
At present, all countries in the world are developing information technology. Although the United States is leading the world in some fields, it can not be completed independently. According to statistics, nearly 130 thousand hi-tech jobs in the United States are related to the cooperation between ZTE and US businesses. If the US government's export control measures to ZTE go into effect, such as Qualcomm, Intel and other ZTE suppliers in the United States will surely suffer losses. In fact, after ZTE's resumption of operation, the major suppliers in the United States were happy, and the stock rose in varying degrees in 6 days. This is a market data state that it is a market data state: to give birth to ZTE, to cooperate with Chinese and American enterprises, to improve the global information technology industry chain and to develop technology, is a choice that is in line with the interests of all parties. Choose.
Third, international enterprises should have international norms, not to be.
It doesn ' t mean that the Chinese government has rescued China from the death line for the sake of the public . But it doesn ' t mean that after the Chinese companies have come to the government to carry it . The international market deals with more and more of the contract spirit and the rules , not the administrative intervention of the government .
Fourth, the Zhongxing incident does not represent the overall appearance of Chinese enterprises, but it is a mirror for Chinese enterprises. Chinese enterprises must further wake up the necessity and urgency of innovation. We must firmly grasp the core technology of our life as soon as possible.
At a meeting of academicians of both houses on May 28, President Xi Jinping affirmed the importance of this path, noting that