OTTAWA – China is putting pressure on Canada to integrate the technology with Huawei in the deployment of its network to 5G, according to the minister of Innovation Navdeep Bains.
Canada remains almost the only country of the world Alliance of intelligence to not have to decide the issue, since the United States, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom have simply to turn the back to Huawei.
In an interview with CTV to be broadcast Sunday, the minister Bains says that Canada will not be “intimidated” nor give in to pressures from other countries on this issue.
The liberal government considers the safety of Canadians of utmost importance to decide which will provide the telecommunications infrastructure 5G, reported on Saturday, CTV News, quoting the Baths.
“We are an independent and sovereign country, we will decide on our own terms when we want to go ahead and take the right decision, and we will share it with Canadians”, said Mr Bains.
Tensions between Beijing and Ottawa are escalating more and more, complicating further the diplomatic relations between the two capitals.
After the twists and turns in the case of Meng Wanzhou, cfo of Huawei, on Friday, China has formally accused of spying for the Canadians Michael Spavor, and Michael Kovrig, in detention since December 2018.
The charge of the two Canadians is considered to be a measure of retribution after the conflict of Ms. Wanzhou with the canadian court.
The prime minister Justin Trudeau has discussed Friday the situation of the two canadian nationals who may be sentenced to life imprisonment and the measures to be taken to unravel the skein into this folder that has poisoned canada-china relations.
The minister Bains reiterated the request to Ottawa for the release of two canadian hostages. “In the end, we will do whatever it takes to bring them home safely”, he added.