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Canada banning Chinese telecom giant Huawei, ZTE from 5G networks

Canada is banning China's Huawei Technologies and ZTE, another Chinese company, from participating in the country's 5G wireless networks, citing national security and cybersecurity concerns. Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne and Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino made the announcement about prohibiting products and services from these 'high-risk vendors,' in Ottawa on Thursday.

François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety, hold a press conference to announce that Huawei Technologies will be banned from Canada’s 5G networks, in the West Block of Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario on Thursday, May 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai