“Five Eyes Alliance” stares closely at Canada:it will be bad for you to exclude Huawei from the 5G network
The United Kingdom succumbed to US pressure and announced on July 14 that it would exclude Huawei from its 5G network. Now, pressure has come to Canada, also a member of the”Five Eyes Alliance.”
Canada Globe and Mail 14th It is said that the Canadian government has not disclosed whether it will follow the example of the United Kingdom and other allies. At present, the opposition party in the country urges the government to make a decision on the Huawei issue as soon as possible, and the pressure from the allies is also increasing.
In an interview with the Globe and Mail, Rep. Pierre-Paul Hus of the Conservative Party of Canada claimed that Canada is the”only” yet to take action in the”Five Eyes Alliance” in the 5G network China is a country that reduces Huawei’s”security risk.” He blamed this on the Trudeau government, saying it failed to”ban Huawei from accessing our 5G network”, which is a”national security issue” Tragic failure”.
A senior Canadian government source said that the cabinet is not expected to make a decision soon. He said that within the government only a few months ago, the issue of Huawei was discussed.
The source also revealed that the Canadian government discussed three options:the first is to ban Huawei completely; the second is to set entry conditions and buffer measures for Huawei’s 5G equipment; the third is to allow Huawei to Limit access to the network, which requires testing the device. The source said that the third option has not been considered.
Reported that Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry of Canada, the”key decision maker” of the Huawei issue, refused to be interviewed and would not disclose when to make a decision on the Huawei issue . A spokesman said in a statement:”Canadians can rest assured that we will not compromise on national security issues… Our government has made it clear that it will adopt a method that takes into account domestic and international considerations and makes The best decision.”
Hong Kong’s”South China Morning Post” quoted Charles Burton, former counselor of the Canadian Embassy in China, on the 15th, saying that”the Canadian government is currently difficult to allow the installation of Huawei 5G” .
Burton said that Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau’s “government will” is to approve Huawei’s participation in Canada’s 5G construction, but London’s move on Tuesday made it “difficult to make a decision” because it would “let us and The partners of the Five Eyes Intelligence Sharing Alliance are distinguished.”
According to Burton’s expectations, the Canadian government will “have to” make a decision against Huawei and make a statement, and they may do so “soon”.
On July 14, local time, the British government announced that it would prohibit the country’s mobile operators from purchasing Huawei 5G equipment from 2021 and exclude Huawei from the UK’s 5G equipment supply by 2027. British Minister of Digitalization, Culture, Media and Sports Oliver Dowden insisted that”it is about maintaining the long-term security of the British telecommunications network”, especially”taking into account the US sanctions.”
According to Reuters, Dawden said that the United States and Australia had already made a decision on the ban on Huawei.”I think Canada and we (the United Kingdom) have a similar analysis and have not made a decision yet. New Zealand’s procedures are slightly different.”
At the end of 2018, the New Zealand intelligence agency, the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), suddenly prohibited domestic telecommunications operator Spark from using Huawei’s 5G on the grounds of so-called “national security risks”. Technical equipment. But since then the country has been ambiguous on the Huawei issue. In April 2019, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that some media reports that Huawei’s ban on New Zealand was untrue.
On July 14, shortly after the announcement of the ban on Huawei in the United Kingdom, Trump admitted that he had threatened to use his business contacts with the United States as an excuse to”personally persuade” many countries to ban Huawei. He also named Britain and Italy.
At a press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on June 22, a reporter mentioned that”Canada will soon make a decision on whether to prohibit Huawei from participating in the construction of 5G networks.” Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian responded that China is in 5G The position on technical issues is clear and consistent. The Chinese government has always encouraged Chinese companies to carry out foreign economic cooperation on the basis of observing international rules and local laws, and also hopes that relevant countries can provide a fair, just and non-discriminatory environment for Chinese companies to operate locally.