Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US Vice-President Mike Pence (foreground) take part in a welcoming ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday. Photo: Reuters

China looms large in US-Canada talks even as Mike Pence promises Justin Trudeau speedy progress on new Nafta deal

  • American vice-president says US ‘stands with’ northern neighbour over two Canadians arrested by Chinese authorities, warns of Huawei security threat
  • Pence says Trump administration will make ‘energetic efforts’ to see Congress advance US-Mexico-Canada trade pact this summer
Topic |   US-ally trade wars

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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US Vice-President Mike Pence (foreground) take part in a welcoming ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
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A woman walks by a Huawei retail store in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: AP

‘Crazy’ to let Huawei control Canada’s 5G network, Rogers Communications vice-chairman Philip Lind says, calling for ban

  • While Huawei is cheaper and sophisticated compared with other alternatives, Lind says, its close relationship to Chinese government is troubling
  • Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and US Vice-President Mike Pence expected to discuss Chinese telecoms giant in Ottawa
Topic |   US-China tech war

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A woman walks by a Huawei retail store in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: AP
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