The People’s Republic of China passed the “Intelligence Law” in 2017 that requires any (Chinese) company to hand over any 5G data if the government asks for it.
While two Canadians languish in a Chinese prison, our government considers allowing the Chinese Company Huawei to build out the nation’s 5G telecommunications network.
First, let’s not confuse the People’s Republic of China (PRC) with the people of China.
The PRC is a collection of corrupt, murderous, dangerous tyrants who have imprisoned, impoverished and systemically denied freedom, equality and humanity to their own people. The PRC controls every inch of society, spying on its own people, managing every aspect of their economy and using human lives as bargaining chips.
The militant dictates of the Chinese Communist Party do not end at China’s borders. They have a global network of spies that have been routinely caught stealing technologies and scientific research while also trying to infiltrate and compromise governments around the world.
Huawei claims it is a private company but cannot explain its ownership, beyond some comical tale of a “blue book.” Its founder was a dedicated solider in China’s People Liberation Army and remains a prominent member of China’s Communist Party. But it’s not as if either of those things are choices in China.
Whether Huawei executives claim the company is private or not is inconsequential. It was the Chinese government that arrested two Canadians — Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor — and tossed them in jail on trumped up charges as retaliation for the RCMP’s arrest of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou.