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CBC — China's ambassador to Canada said Tuesday that denying Huawei Technologies access to Canada's next-generation 5G wireless network would send a "very wrong signal" — raising the diplomatic stakes for the Trudeau government as it prepares to issue a decision on the file.
While some of Canada's Five Eyes intelligence-sharing allies have made aggressive moves against Huawei — citing concerns that it is an arm of Chinese military intelligence — Canada has stalled on publicly declaring which companies will be permitted to supply equipment to providers of 5G networks.
Beijing's top diplomat in Ottawa, Ambassador Cong Peiwu, suggested today …
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