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To 5G or not to 5G with Huawei: Canadians somewhat divided

Even as some raise health concerns about radio-frequency radiation from current wireless devices, and moreso with 5G, countries are proceeding with its development.One of the main issues is whether Chinese telecom giant Huawei will be involved. A slim majority (56%)» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

The issue of Huawei, national security and 5G

The U.K. has just announced it will permit a partial use of Huawei technology in development of its 5G network. Other countries have banned Huawei over security concerns.  Canada is still debating its position on Huawei. Stephanie Carvin (PhD) is» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology

UK decision on Huawei leaves Canada thinking about their own plans

The United Kingdom’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson announced that Chinese telecom company, Huawei, will play a part in building Britain’s 5G network. “Huawei is reassured by the UK government’s confirmation that we can continue working with our customers to keep» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Paid ‘pro-Meng’ demostrators at Huawei exec court hearing

There have sometimes been questions about the authenticity of pro-China demonstrators at relevant events in Canada and whether they may actually be demonstrating on the basis of their own convictions. This suggestion has been reinforced by events at yesterday’s hearings» 

International, Politics

Controversial hearing for Huawei exec begins today

A year after she was detained in Vancouver on a U.S extradition request, Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou is in a British Columbia court today. The U.S Justice Department alleges that she fraudulently misled banks into processing financial transactions with Iran» 

International, Politics

Canadian public opinion turning against China

With the announcement that China will proceed with prosecution of two Canadians, a new national  poll by the Angus Ried Institute finds Canadians have an increasingly negative view towards China. The two Canadians Michael Spavor, and Michael Kovrig, are being» 

International, Politics

China set to charge detained Canadians with spying

Chinese authorities are getting ready to charge two Canadian citizens held for a year with spying “for foreign forces,” a spokesperson for Chinese foreign ministry said Tuesday. Speaking to reporters during the regular press briefing in Beijing, Hua Chunying said the» 

Society

Huawei releases Meng Wanzhou open letter on arrest anniversary

Meng Wanzhou says she no longer fears the unknown, despite experiencing “fear, pain, disappointment, helplessness, torment, and struggle” over the last year while “stuck” in Canada under house arrest and the Damocles sword of extradition to the U.S. hanging over» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Canada stays at military spending rate

Despite pressure from Washington, it appears that Canada’s defence spending remains steady, at least for now. New NATO figures released ahead of this week’s Alliance meeting in London estimate that Ottawa’s spending rate remains at 1.27 per cent of its GDP,» 

International, Politics

Huawei CFO’s extradition would ‘undermine Canada’s sovereignty,’ lawyers argue

Extraditing a top executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei to the United States “would undermine Canada’s sovereignty and its independence on the world stage,” her lawyers argue. Lawyers for Meng Wanzhou claim American prosecutors are trying to “dress up” a sanctions breaking»