Expansion of Huawei in Canada with intense pressure.
World’s largest supplier of telecommunications network equipment and second-biggest maker of smartphones Huawei is growing its presence in Canada, with intense pressure on the company from United States and geopolitical tension between Ottawa and Beijing.
Huawei, the phone and telecom accessories and equipment maker said on Thursday that, the company will add 200 new Research and development jobs in Canada, almost 20% increase. Because of this its research and development also increase by spending there by 15%.
Eric Li, president of Huawei Technologies Canada, gave its statement,
“We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in Canada — a country with one of the most innovative technology communities in the world”
This decision comes out as the United States of America tries to persuade its allies to shut out all Huawei products when next generation 5G network comes out in the use.
United States official authorities also claim that the Chinese government could use products from Huawei to secretly spy on other nations. Huawei denies this claim that any of the Huawei products causes the national security risk. They also added Huawei would refuse any request from Beijing to conduct espionage.
United States is also filed criminal charges on Huawei. On request of United States Canada authorities also arrested Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou in December 2018. United States Officials said in their statement Meng helped her employer circumvent US sanctions on Iran.
Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou Meng now facing a court battle in Vancouver that could result in her extradition to New York. Meng arrest has led to diplomatic standoff in between two countries China and United States. Chinese authorities has requested to Canada to release Meng Wanzhou and return her back. And in the response China detained numbers of Canadian from china. Canada has said it’s just following the letter of its extradition agreement with the United States.