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Canada to review $6.8 mn worth security equipment purchased from China

Nuctech company suspected to be owned by the Chinese government and was founded by the son of a former general secretary of the Communist Party

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The deal has been signed despite mounting concerns among some national security experts about Nuctech's growing access to sensitive facilities worldwide.

Canada's Foreign Minister Francois-Phillipe Champagne has promised to review $6.8 million worth of security equipment purchased from a Beijing-based high-tech company that has been found to have connections with the highest levels of the Chinese Communist Party.

Global News reported Canada, this week, posted details that Beijing-based Nuctech, a company owned by the Chinese government and founded by the son of former General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, Hu Jintao, has been awarded a deal by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) to install X-ray scanning equipment and software systems to provide security for 170 Canadian embassies, consulates and high commissions

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First Published: Jul 20 2020 | 8:47 AM IST

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