Kentucky Must Halt Purchases Of Dangerous Tech Due To Improper Ties To China

In June, Kentucky officials halted the payment of incentives to an electric vehicle battery facility after the U.S. Department of Energy rejected a $200 million loan for the project due to questions about improper ties to China. Kentucky should also halt purchases of restricted Chinese technology manufactured by Lexmark and Lenovo, which the state spent more than $5 million on between 2016 and 2022. As China Tech Threat’s (CTT) research shows, Kentucky spent $5,762,445 on restricted Chinese technology from Lexmark and Lenovo, manufacturers already restricted by U.S. military and intelligence agencies due to their connection to the Chinese government and military. Yet, the state of Kentucky has purchased this technology for its Judicial Branch, Department of Revenue, and State Police,… Read More