Does Lenovo put backdoors in if the Chinese government asks?
“If they want backdoors globally? We don’t provide them. If they want a backdoor in China, let’s just say that every multinational in China does the same thing.
“We comply with local laws. If the local laws say we don’t put in backdoors, we don’t put in backdoors. And we don’t just comply with the laws, we follow the ethics and the spirit of the laws.”
This shouldn’t surprise anyone, really. At this point, it’s pretty safe to assume that any major technology company selling products in China are putting backdoors into their products sold in China. Microsoft, Apple, phone makers – China is simply too powerful and important to ignore.