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Canadian government needs to have a more unified China strategy across all domains including innovation and research direction

By Amy Karam      

5G research is an opportunity for the Canadian government to take a page out of the Chinese playbook and increase its involvement in order to secure innovation leadership and economic growth.

Canada must not be left behind. And Canada’s global competitiveness cannot be compromised, writes Amy Karam. Image courtesy of Flickr

Questions have been raised around Huawei’s funding of 5G research in Canadian universities and whether the government should continue to allow this or not. Stimulating the debate are the current Canada-China geopolitical and trade tensions and the ongoing investigation around the potential national security threat of implementing a Chinese network infrastructure. The decision is still pending as to whether Canada will choose to ban or allow Huawei 5G network implementations.

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