‘Canada must urgently rethink about their relationship with China,’ says former PM Brian Mulroney


On Wednesday, Canada must urgently rethink their relationship with China, says former PM Brian Mulroney as tensions mount over the likely extradition of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou to the United States, the Globe and Mail reported. He likewise applauded PM Justin Trudeau for dismissing local demands to release senior Huawei official Meng Wanzhou in exchange of two detained Canadians.

Canada arrested Huawei’s global CFO Meng Wanzhou in Dec 2018, in Vancouver, where she is facing extradition case to the US. Therefore, in response, China warned Canada that if the nation’s officials didn’t promptly relieve Huawei’s CFO, it could face severe repercussions. Soon, China arrested former ambassador Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor nine days after Canada arrested Meng.

Mulroney advised that Canada ought to deny Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd’s products from being actualized in Canada if the company showed any signs of leak intelligence associated with Canada’s Five Eyes alliance (United States, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, and New Zealand), as per the Globe and Mail.

Trudeau should set up a committee of experts with an aim to reacclimate Canada’s current relations with China. “Devise and rethink the relationship with China,” included Mulroney.We need to protect our relations with the Five Eyes and whatever that necessitates, that is our principal aim,” Mulroney believes that the US would retain intelligence from members who permitted Huawei to partake in their 5G systems, he included.

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