More than Huawei, more than 5G: Taking national security seriously

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Unknown to most consumers, many of these firms also are either state-owned or state-controlled, with large investments from the Chinese government and corporate leadership intimately connected to the government. In addition to Huawei, the list includes Lenovo, Lexmark, ZTE and others. Just as state power can be directed at limiting information flows that might threaten current leaders, state control also can be used to pressure companies to take actions that facilitate espionage or permit strategic use of equipment to undermine others.