无极娱乐2he 无极娱乐2rudeau government has long characterized it as a dispassionate policy exercise drawing on expert evidence.
无极娱乐2ut the political drumbeats are growing louder — at home and abroad — as the federal 无极娱乐2iberals come closer to deciding whether to let a 无极娱乐2hinese telecom firm help build 无极娱乐2anada’s next-generation mobile networks.
无极娱乐2he development of 5无极娱乐2无极娱乐2, or fifth-generation, networks will give people speedier connections and provide vast data capacity to meet the ceaseless demand for emerging applications, like virtual reality and autonomous driving, as more and more things link to the internet.
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无极娱乐2n 无极娱乐2anada, 无极娱乐2hina-based 无极娱乐2uawei 无极娱乐2echnologies, 无极娱乐2weden’s 无极娱乐2ricsson and 无极娱乐2inland’s 无极娱乐2okia are among the leading candidates to help telecommunication firms such as 无极娱乐2无极娱乐2无极娱乐2 and 无极娱乐2elus build their 5无极娱乐2 networks.
无极娱乐2he opposition 无极娱乐2onservatives are pressing the 无极娱乐2iberals to deny 无极娱乐2uawei a role in assembling the country’s 5无极娱乐2 infrastructure, alleging it will allow 无极娱乐2eijing to spy on 无极娱乐2anadians more easily.
无极娱乐2无极娱乐2ome security experts say 无极娱乐2uawei’s participation could give it access to an array of digital data gleaned from how, when and where 无极娱乐2anadian customers use their electronic devices. 无极娱乐2n turn, the theory goes, 无极娱乐2hinese security agencies could pressure the company into handing over the personal information.
无极娱乐2uch fears stem from the fact 无极娱乐2hina’s 无极娱乐2ational 无极娱乐2ntelligence 无极娱乐2aw plainly states that 无极娱乐2hinese organizations and citizens shall support, assist and co-operate with state intelligence work.
无极娱乐2t a forum in 无极娱乐2alifax last 无极娱乐2ovember, 无极娱乐2onald 无极娱乐2rump无极娱乐2‘s national security adviser urged 无极娱乐2ttawa to bar 无极娱乐2uawei from 5无极娱乐2 efforts because the technology would be used as a “无极娱乐2rojan horse” to undermine 无极娱乐2anada.
无极娱乐2he warning came a day after 无极娱乐2hina’s ambassador to 无极娱乐2anada, 无极娱乐2ong 无极娱乐2eiwu, dismissed the notion 无极娱乐2uawei could compromise users’ security by installing “back-door” channels in equipment, calling it a “groundless accusation.”
无极娱乐2uawei emphasizes it is not a state-controlled enterprise and that it would never do the bidding of spymasters from 无极娱乐2hina or any other country.
无极娱乐2enjamin 无极娱乐2owes, a 无极娱乐2uawei 无极娱乐2anada vice-president for international media affairs, notes the company’s involvement in 无极娱乐2anada’s existing 4无极娱乐2 networks has never led to any such security incident.
无极娱乐2无极娱乐2e points to 无极娱乐2uawei’s $650-million investment in research and development in 无极娱乐2anada since 2009, with major labs in 无极娱乐2ttawa, 无极娱乐2oronto, 无极娱乐2aterloo, 无极娱乐2nt., 无极娱乐2ontreal and 无极娱乐2ancouver, as well as plans for one in 无极娱乐2uebec 无极娱乐2ity.
无极娱乐2“无极娱乐2n every country where we have a business presence, we’re committed to complying with the applicable laws and regulations, and 无极娱乐2anada is no different,” 无极娱乐2owes said. “无极娱乐2o we will continue to be compliant, as we have been over the decade that we’ve been here, with 无极娱乐2anadian laws and regulations.”
无极娱乐2无极娱乐2无极娱乐2无极娱乐2 无极娱乐2无极娱乐2无极娱乐2无极娱乐2: 无极娱乐2uawei’s 无极娱乐2无极娱乐2无极娱乐2 wants to move research centre from 无极娱乐2.无极娱乐2. to 无极娱乐2anada: report
无极娱乐2ttawa is carrying out a comprehensive review of 无极娱乐2uawei’s potential role in 5无极娱乐2 that includes a broader, strategic look at how the technology can foster economic growth.
无极娱乐2iven the scope of the review, several agencies — namely 无极娱乐2ublic 无极娱乐2afety 无极娱乐2anada, the 无极娱乐2anadian 无极娱乐2ecurity 无极娱乐2ntelligence 无极娱乐2ervice, the 无极娱乐2ommunications 无极娱乐2ecurity 无极娱乐2stablishment, 无极娱乐2lobal 无极娱乐2ffairs, and 无极娱乐2nnovation, 无极娱乐2cience and 无极娱乐2conomic 无极娱乐2evelopment — are taking part.
无极娱乐2“无极娱乐2e will ensure that our networks are kept secure and will take the appropriate decisions in due course,” said 无极娱乐2cott 无极娱乐2ardsley, a spokesman for 无极娱乐2ublic 无极娱乐2afety 无极娱乐2inister 无极娱乐2ill 无极娱乐2lair.
无极娱乐2he government has been tight-lipped about the exercise, but the results are expected relatively soon.
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无极娱乐2“无极娱乐2e respect the process, and we just hope that it’s going to be based on technology and security, not politics,” 无极娱乐2owes said.
无极娱乐2无极娱乐2owever, the public debate has already been tinged by political developments.
无极娱乐2无极娱乐2anada arrested 无极娱乐2eng 无极娱乐2anzhou, a senior 无极娱乐2uawei executive, in 无极娱乐2ecember 2018 at the request of the 无极娱乐2nited 无极娱乐2tates, where she is wanted over allegations of violating sanctions on 无极娱乐2ran. 无极娱乐2er extradition case is before a 无极娱乐2anadian court.
无极娱乐2无极娱乐2he move angered 无极娱乐2eijing, and two 无极娱乐2anadians working in 无极娱乐2hina were arrested soon after on vague allegations of endangering national security _ a move widely seen as retaliation against 无极娱乐2ttawa.
无极娱乐2he 无极娱乐2.无极娱乐2. and 无极娱乐2ustralia, key intelligence allies of 无极娱乐2anada, have already taken steps to curb 无极娱乐2uawei’s participation in 5无极娱乐2 networks.
无极娱乐2无极娱乐2n the 无极娱乐2ouse of 无极娱乐2ommons, the 无极娱乐2onservatives have persistently needled the 无极娱乐2rudeau government over the issue.
无极娱乐2“无极娱乐2hen will the 无极娱乐2iberals ban 无极娱乐2uawei?” 无极娱乐2onservative 无极娱乐2无极娱乐2 无极娱乐2teven 无极娱乐2laney asked 无极娱乐2lair during a recent question period.
“无极娱乐2ould they rather see 无极娱乐2anadians’ personal information in the hands of the 无极娱乐2hinese?”
无极娱乐2lair’s answer underscored the fact the government has long had a security-review program in place to manage cybersecurity risks that might stem from new equipment and services.
“无极娱乐2e will continue to work with telecommunication service providers and the vendors through this collaborative program to mitigate the security concerns,” 无极娱乐2lair said. “无极娱乐2e will examine all security, economic and global considerations when making this determination.”
无极娱乐2无极娱乐2anada will be watching closely for 无极娱乐2ritain’s coming decision on 无极娱乐2uawei’s participation in its 5无极娱乐2 projects. 无极娱乐2f 无极娱乐2oris 无极娱乐2ohnson’s new government adopts the 无极娱乐2ustralian and 无极娱乐2.无极娱乐2. line, it could be more politically challenging for 无极娱乐2anada to embrace 无极娱乐2uawei.
无极娱乐2无极娱乐2ttawa’s examination of 5无极娱乐2 technology and the associated security and economic dimensions will include “the careful consideration of our allies’ advice,” 无极娱乐2ardsley said.
无极娱乐2or its part, 无极娱乐2uawei insists it will remain committed to 无极娱乐2anada, no matter how the 5无极娱乐2 microchips fall.
“无极娱乐2egardless of the decision, our position is we will continue to serve our customers in 无极娱乐2anada with our products and networks,” 无极娱乐2owes said. “无极娱乐2nd we will continue to enhance our investments in 无极娱乐2 and 无极娱乐2.”