Canada's use of Huawei 5G would hamper its access to U.S. intelligence: U.S. official
Canada's use of Huawei 5G would hamper its access to U.S. intelligence: U.S. officialHALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) - The U.S. national security adviser urged Canada on Saturday not to use Huawei 5G technology, saying that doing so would put in jeopardy intelligence sharing with the United States and expose Canadians to being profiled by the Chinese government.
Huawei ' s " center for research and development will be moved out of the U . S . And that will be relocated to Canada ," Ren told the The company spent 0 million on the operations of its U . S . research arm last year, according to the Globe and Mail report, which added that it has now trimmed
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(Reuters) - Huawei Technologies Co Ltd plans to shift its research center to Canada from the United States, Ren Zhengfei, the founder of the Chinese telecoms equipment maker, said in an interview with Canada's Globe and Mail.
Ren's remarks came as Reuters reported on Friday that the United States is weighing expanding its power to stop more foreign shipments of products with U.S. technology to Huawei. The U.S. Commerce Department in May placed Huawei on a trade blacklist, citing national security concerns.
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Huawei also plans to shift research to Canada from the United States, the Globe and Mail reported, citing an interview with Ren. Huawei ’ s “ centre for research and development will be moved out of the United States. And that will be relocated to Canada ,” he was quoted as saying in the report.
Canada stands to “become Huawei ’ s global centre for theoretical research ,” he said, recruiting scientists from around the world to Theodore Kaye/The Globe and Mail . But to those who co-operate with Huawei , he pledges benefits. Indeed, when it comes to Canada , he offers a pitch that would not
Huawei's "centre for research and development will be moved out of the United States. And that will be relocated to Canada," Ren told the Globe and Mail, adding that the company will also manufacture some mobile network equipment outside China.
The Huawei founder wants to build new factory capacity in Europe to make fifth-generation (5G) networking equipment there, hoping to assuage fears stemming from U.S. allegations that its product could be used by China for spying, the Globe and Mail reported.
Huawei was not immediately available to comment on Ren's interview when contacted by Reuters. The firm has previously denied it is a risk to U.S. national security.
The company spent $510 million on the operations of its U.S. research arm last year, according to the Globe and Mail report, which added that it has now trimmed the arm's work force by 600 to about 250.
Separately, Ren's daughter and Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested by Canadian police on a U.S. warrant late last year, is fighting extradition to the United States on charges of violating sanctions against Iran. She is currently out on bail.
Huawei has denied the charges and China has urged Canada to release her.
Commenting on her case, Ren said that it is an example of "obvious political interference from the U.S.".
(Reporting by Ismail Shakil and Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman and Christopher Cushing)
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Members of Parliament voted 171 to 148 in favour of a creating a special committee to re-evaluate virtually all aspects of Canada's relationship with China,Members of Parliament voted 171 to 148 in favour of a creating a special committee to re-evaluate virtually all aspects of Canada's relationship with China.