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Still did it! Canada has banned Huawei and ZTE from participating in the country's 5G network on "national security" grounds

via:凤凰网     time:2022/5/20 10:02:40     readed:297

According to CTV and other Canadian media, the Canadian government banned Huawei and ZTE from participating in the construction of Canada's 5G network on The grounds of "national security" on Thursday local time. In response, Huawei Canada said it was "obviously disappointed" by the move, but that the so-called "ban" actually targeted a small and shrinking aspect of Huawei's Canadian business.


Canada's minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, Peter Champback, announced the decision to ban what he called "high-risk suppliers" from participating in the construction of Canada's 5G network in Ottawa on Wednesday. Under the decision, Telecom companies in Canada will not be allowed to use any products or services including those from these Chinese companies in their networks, while companies that have installed the equipment will be required to stop using it and remove it.

According to CTV's description, the federal government has stated that it would like to see the Canadian telecommunications industry stop purchasing new 4G or 5G equipment and services from Huawei and ZTE by September 2022, stop using any new or existing 5G equipment and services from Huawei and ZTE by June 2024, and by December 2027, Stop using any new or existing 4G equipment and services from Huawei and ZTE.

The federal government also said it would introduce legislation to amend Canada's telecommunications act "shortly". The federal government says the bill will support Canada's telecommunications system against national security risks in the financial, telecommunications, energy and transportation sectors.

In an interview with CTV news channel Power Play, Alykhan Velshi, vice-president of Huawei Canada, said the company was "obviously disappointed" by the move, but said the "so-called" ban "really only targets a small and shrinking aspect of our business in Canada".

Mr Welch also said huawei would carefully analyze incoming legislation to ensure compliance with the Canada-China investment Protection Agreement, but would continue to play a role in Canada's telecoms networks, at least in the short term.

Until now, Canada has been the only member of the "Five Eyes alliance" that has not formally expressed its stance on Huawei. Bloomberg said trudeau's government had delayed the decision for more than three years, but the latest announcement is expected to be welcomed by the Biden administration, which has been trying to steer many countries away from Chinese companies such as Huawei.

Foreign media have frequently sent out about Canadian government banned huawei sensationalize participate in 5 g network news, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said in October last year, I want to stress is that China and Canada, the essence of economic and trade cooperation is mutually beneficial and win-win, huawei 5 g product sophistication and security has been recognised by most of the world operators. Canada should adopt an objective and fair attitude, make its own choices independently and provide a fair, just, open and non-discriminatory business environment for Chinese companies.

In response to the US ban on Huawei and other Chinese companies, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said that the US government's generalization of the concept of national security, abuse of state power and use all means to suppress Chinese companies is a denial of the market economy and fair competition principles that the US has always claimed to uphold. Such practices not only harm the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies, but also those of US companies, seriously disrupt normal scientific and technological exchanges and trade between the two countries and the world at large, and disrupt the global industrial and supply chains. "We urge the US side to correct its mistakes, stop smearing and unjustified oppression of Chinese companies, and treat Chinese companies fairly, fairly and non-discriminatively. The Chinese government will continue to firmly safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies."

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