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Tim Culpan

Western Tech Is Ready to Name the Next Red Menace

Huawei isn’t the only Chinese company that’s likely to be labeled a global security threat.


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Just as Western hawks learn how to pronounce “Huawei,” expect them to start uttering a more familiar name in the war against perceived Chinese espionage.

The Lenovo brand is stamped onto millions of desktops, laptops and smartphones worldwide. But it’s the Beijing-based company’s growing server business that’s likely to be the topic of conversation among Washington lobbyists seeking to leverage fears of the new Red Menace.