ZTE is a state-owned collective capitalist venture. Huawei is connected to the highest party organ, despite being privately owned. ChiComs just want other ChiComs to buy from ChiComs, really. (Typed next to a Cisco phone in Shanghai.)
Most of my needs for notarized docs are overseas, where chops, ribbons, big stickers, and all sorts of other bureacratic crap are necessary for validation. I hope these guys are able to get the credibility they need for this project to succeed, but am initially skeptical in light of all the big governments everywhere.