Chinese government-owned firm wins $6.8M contract to supply security equipment to Canada's embassies
The contract for conveyor-style X-ray machines was awarded to Beijing-based Nuctech Company, a company owned by the Chinese government and founded by the son of former General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, Hu Jintao.
Nuctech has been accused in the past of engaging in controversial
business practices in Asia, Africa and Europe, including offering soft loans
and illegal dumping. Critics of state-owned enterprises allege the Chinese
government subsidizes its companies to allow them to bid at lower prices than
Western competitors. They point out that no Canadian company would be allowed
to install security equipment in any Chinese embassy.