Security experts sound alarm about Canada's ties to Chinese tech company Huawei
Former CSIS director Ward Elcock says the company could be used as a vehicle for Chinese spying
Canadian security experts are expressing concern about Canada's growing ties to Chinese tech company Huawei.
Over the past decade, Huawei has expanded its operations in Canada. Its equipment is used in telecommunications infrastructure run by the country's major carriers, some of which sell Huawei phones.
The company has also struck up partnerships with Canadian universities, and says it is investing more than half a billion dollars in researching 5G, the next generation of cellular networks in Canada.
Three former directors of Canada's key national security agencies told the Globe and Mail the company could be used as vehicle for Chinese spying.
Huawei Canada told As It Happens in an email that it has been operating in Canada since 2008 without problems and that its 700 employees "will continue to do whatever is required by Canadian operators and stakeholders to ensure Canada remains a global leader in telecommunications now, and in the future."
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