Canada has announced that the country would not be pressured by demands from the United States in banning Huawei Technologies from its market. As a part of the Five Eyes group, the country has been working closely on intelligence with other countries and has decided that it would choose only against the Chinese tech giant if the situation so requires.
According to Canada's Minister of Innovation, Science, and Industry Navdeep Bains, countries in league with Canada in the Five Eyes group such as the US, New Zealand and Australia have banned Huawei Technologies from engaging in business with their entities due to security reasons.
Bains, however, highlighted that Canada would incorporate independent decisions that fit their market best that may allow Huawei to engage in business with Canadian firms. He said that the country would not be bullied by states urging Canada to block Huawei's products from its jurisdiction.
He also said that the country's decisions over Huawei would prioritize the safety and improvement of Canadians. A report by Security Pro News then suggested that the US has shown signs that it wants to win over allies against Huawei and that Canada is the most viable for this strategy geographically.
It explained that based on Bain's remarks, the US might find it challenging to convince Canada against acquiring 5G technologies and other equipment from Huawei.
In other news, Huawei rejected the security risk allegations imposed by the US. According to The Register, a New York City court claimed that Huawei racketeered and wire-frauded itself to excel in the technology market.
The company was allegedly traded with Iran and North Korea, which amounted to a breach of the UN Security Council. Furthermore, the US government also found Huawei to have stolen intellectual property from US firms since 2000.
The charges filed by the court against Huawei included conspiracy, conspiracy to steal trade secrets, racketeering, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and bank fraud. The Chinese tech giant was also accused of releasing false statements regarding its dealings with North Korea and Iran.
Huawei then shot down allegations and pleaded not guilty on the charges. Huawei chief financial offer and daughter of the company founder Ren Zhenghei Wanzhou Meng was indicted into the case.
According to the charges, Huawei misappropriated the intellectual property of US tech companies by entering and breaking confidentiality agreements. The acts encompassed by the accusations included recruiting the staff of these US companies and utilizing their academics and workers to acquire internet protocol illegally.