Canada Hasn’t Ruled On Huawei 5G Decision To Avoid Offending China: Report

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OTTAWA — Canada is the only member of the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing network that has not formally blocked Huaweifrom 5G networks, but it has effectively done just that, delaying a decision long enough to force telecom companies to exclude the Chinese gear maker. The strategy allows Canada to keep on the right side of both China and the United States as they tussle over Huawei Technologies, say six well-placed sources with direct knowledge of the matter. Canada and its Five Eyes allies ― the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia ― are under pressure from fellow member the United States to squeeze out Huawei on security grounds.