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Ivanka Trump wins China trademarks days before father saves ZTE

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CHINA awarded Ivanka Trump five new trademarks this month across a broad collection of businesses, just days before her father suddenly scrapped a US technology ban imposed on Chinese telecom firm ZTE, adding to questions about conflicts of interest at the White House.

According to government documents, the trademark approvals were dated May 7, a week before President Donald Trump extended an olive branch on ZTE in his trade tussle with China.

Chinese government documents revealing the trademarks were first publicised by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). The US watchdog said the approvals, and other Trump family business connections to China, “raised potential ethics issues.”

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