Western tech is ready to name the next Red Menace

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.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 09, 2019, with the headline 'Western tech is ready to name the next Red Menace'. Print Edition | Subscribe