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The Trump administration lifted sanctions against Chinese telecom ZTE the same day the Chinese government approved new trademarks for his daughter Ivanka.
Sanctions had been imposed on ZTE after it violated prohibitions against doing business with Iran and North Korea.
The Trump administration then reversed course and undid the sanctions against the company on June 7.
On that same day, Ivanka Trump’s company was granted three new trademarks in China. Previously, Trump himself received Chinese trademark approvals while in the White House.
The intersecting private interests along with public policy again highlight how Trump’s administration has embraced the unethical practices of “the swamp” he has railed against.…