There is well-founded international resistance to Huawei, based on fears it will open the door for Beijing to further its global spying activities. Despite what Ren Zhengfei may say, there is absolutely a law in China requiring his company to do as Beijing asks. It’s called the National Intelligence law and it states that “any organization or citizen shall support, assist and co-operate with the state intelligence work in accordance with the law.” Intelligence agencies are empowered to demand such assistance. As a member of the Five Eyes Western intelligence network, Canada’s responsibility is to its citizens and allies, not a corporate behemoth rooted in a one-party state hostile to Western values. China can’t be trusted, and risking Canadians’ security by believing otherwise would be dangerous, foolish and the height of irresponsibility.
Source: National Post May 15, 2019 16:32 UTC