Alykhan Velshi, Huawei Canada’s vice president of corporate affairs, says the company hopes the Trudeau government’s ongoing 5G review steers clear of political machinations by the Trump administration to undermine the company.
Britain’s decision brought it firmly in line with U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign to have Huawei banned from allied countries, including Canada.
U.S. to impose visa restrictions on Huawei employees, employees of other Chinese tech companies
The United States views Huawei as a security threat and says its equipment and technology would serve as a back door for China’s communist leaders and military to spy on other countries as they adopt 5G technology — a charge the company firmly denies.
The Trudeau government has delayed a long-awaited decision on whether to allow Huawei to participate in Canada’s new 5G network largely because of China’s ongoing imprisonment of two Canadian men, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.
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