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Canada’s Trudeau says politics will be kept out of Huawei decision

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday (May 16) said his government would make an eventual decision on Huawei's involvement in building a 5G network based on intelligence advice and facts rather than on politics.

“We know that is it is extremely important that our citizens are safe and protected while at the same time give them a choice, opportunity and flexibility when it comes to technology,” Trudeau told a press conference in Paris.

Trudeau also said China was holding Canadian citizens arbitrarily and that this was unacceptable.

Chinese authorities have formally arrested on state secrets charges two Canadians detained last year, the government said on Thursday, drawing condemnation from Canada in a case that is likely to further increase tension between Ottawa and Beijing.

Businessman Michael Spavor, who worked with North Korea, and former diplomat Michael Kovrig were picked up separately in December, shortly after Canada arrested Huawei Technologies Co Ltd Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, who faces extradition to the United States.

(Production: Clotaire Achi, Ardee Napolitano)

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