MN Spending Millions on Risky China Tech Makes State Vulnerable

Governors in four states have recently signed into law bills to prohibit the purchase of dangerous Chinese technology that has been banned at the federal level. With Minnesota spending more than $4.5 million on this dangerous technology, the state’s lawmakers should follow the lead of 17 other states that have taken action to stop these purchases in recent years.  As outlined in China Tech Threat’s (CTT) fact sheet, Minnesota spent $4,682,925 on Lexmark, Inc. and Lenovo, Inc. This dangerous Chinese technology is already restricted by U.S. military and intelligence agencies due to its connection to the Chinese government and military. The purchasing agencies include the Department of Human Services, the Board of Public Defense, and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities,… Read More