$18 million Spent On Risky China Tech Causes Security Concerns

The Chinese spy balloon attracted warranted attention and headlines as its path covered sensitive areas, including travel over North Carolina, which has one of largest military footprints in the country. Another threat that needs attention and action is the nearly $18 million dollars North Carolina spent on restricted Chinese technology. As detailed in China Tech Threat’s fact sheet, North Carolina spent $17,896,776 on risky Chinese technology from Lexmark and Lenovo, manufacturers already restricted by U.S. military and intelligence agencies due to their connections to the Chinese government and military. The Department of Revenue, the Administrative Office of the Courts, and the General Assembly, among other agencies, have purchased this technology making the sensitive state and citizens’ data they manage vulnerable… Read More