OTTAWA (reuters) – The Canadian unit of china’s Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd are asked to distance themselves from the actions of the Chinese government on Monday, a top local executive saying the company was concerned about the two Canadian men being held by China.
A Huawei logo is pictured at the Shenzhen International Airport in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China, on July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song
Canada has been the arrest, Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of the founder of the company, is at the heart of months of tension between the two countries.
After they were arrested in Vancouver on a U.S. warrant for the arrest of China, held two Canadian men, and charged them with espionage. The prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has condemned the arrests, and a couple of Canadian allies, including the United States of america, have been calling for their release.
“Of course, we have to be concerned, as are all Canadians who are concerned about their well-being,” Huawei Canada’s Vice-President of Corporate Affairs, Alykhan Velshi, said when he was asked about the two men who were being held in China.
“This is a time of real tension between Canada and China, and it can only be solved by the government,” Velshi told reporters in Ottawa after announcing a partnership to provide high-speed 4G Internet access to remote communities in Canada’s Far North.
Huawei said that it would partner with ICE Wireless and Iristel to provide high-speed internet for up to 20 communities in the North and 70’s in rural and remote areas of Quebec in the year 2025 is possible to reach a number of 200,000 people living in these areas.
No financial details were disclosed.
Huawei also said that it would have been for the inhabitants of the far North, in her plan to take the train in every 1,000 Canadians is to install it and the use of technology, and that it would be launching a major advertising campaign in movie theaters across the country, with a short documentary about how a high-speed Internet is available in the help of the people in the Far North.
The Smartphone announcements coming in the midst of diplomatic tensions, with experts in Ottawa are reviewing the security implications of 5G networks, including Huawei’s participation. In the United States of america, convert, Huawei, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker, is on a “black list” in May, citing national security concerns.
Last week, Reuters reported that Canada was likely to delay a decision on whether to allow Huawei to supply 5 g of the network equipment until after the October federal election is becoming ever more tense relations with Beijing.
Velshi said that the characteristics of the Canadian corporate offices as Dr. Evil’s lair,” where they are “operating in the world-the end of control” is set to false. Instead, the offices are filled with “a bunch of engineers to solve the technical problems,” he said.
Instead, he said, Huawei has been supplying network equipment in Canada since 2008, and it had about 1100 employees at the national level.
With reference to the 5 G’s decision, Velshi said: “We are asking the government to get us to focus on our record in Canada, as well as the decisions that are made on the basis of the technology, not the politics.”
Reporting by Steve Scherer; editing by Jonathan Oatis