Huawei Risk is a China Risk: Why Canada Needs to Ban Huawei’s Involvement in 5G
Should Canada ban Huawei from its 5G system? Yes, if strategic decisions concerning the safety of our national infrastructure are to be informed by national interest rather than business calculation alone. Proponents of Huawei in Canada have a fixated view that the Chinese tech giant is purely a commercial player. Yet, Huawei's inseparable relationship with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), its inexplicably rapid growth, and its global track record of predatory behaviour, including repeated allegations of systematic intellectual property theft, tell a different story. Dealing with Huawei is dealing with the Chinese state behind it.