Senators Rubio and Warner tell Trudeau that China’s Huawei 5G poses a security risk for Canada

Marco Rubio.

  • Senators Marco Rubio and Mark Warner warned Canada about Chinese telecom giant Huawei providing 5G internet in Canada because it’s an “unacceptable risk to national security.” 
  • The Senators wrote to Justin Trudeau on Thursday to say that Huawei is under the control of China’s Communist Party. 
  • “There is ample evidence to suggest that no major Chinese company is independent of the Chinese government,” they added.
  • Huawei is the world’s largest maker of telecommunications equipment.

Two prominent Senators on the the select intelligence committee asked Canadian President Justin Trudeau to block Chinese telecom company Huawei from providing 5G networks in Canada because they are a “significant security risk.”

Republican Marco Rubio and vice-chair Democrat Mark Warner said in a letter sent on Thursday, and obtained by The Globe and Mail, that Canada can’t be sure Huawei isn’t being controlled by the Chinese government.

They wrote: “As you are aware, Huawei is not a normal private-sector company. There is ample evidence to suggest that no major Chinese company is independent of the Chinese government and Communist Party − and Huawei is no exception.”

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