With countries around the world claiming Communist China can’t be trusted and its agents are trying to hack into government agencies, private corporations and universities to steal data, the Canadian and US government have taken two different approaches to the communist regime.
In Canada, the Trudeau government is asking Communist China to supply security equipment for Canadian embassies around the world.
The National Post explains:
The government of Canada has awarded an estimated $6.8 million contract to a state-owned Chinese company to supply security equipment for 170 embassies, consulates and high commissions around the globe.
The contract for conveyor-style X-ray machines was awarded to Beijing-based Nuctech Company, a company owned by the Chinese government and founded by the son of former General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, Hu Jintao.
READ: Chinese government-owned firm wins $6.8M contract to supply security equipment to Canada’s embassies
Meanwhile, the US is taking a slightly different approach and ordered the closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston alleging spying and hacking concerns.
The Daily Mail writes:
The U.S. abruptly ordered the closure of China’s consulate in Houston, Texas on Tuesday night – leading to Chinese diplomats burning documents and papers in trash cans in the courtyard of the building.
The State Department claims the immediate action is needed to ‘protect American intellectual property’ and other private information of American citizens.
READ: Chinese diplomats start burning documents after State Department orders immediate closure of Beijing’s consulate in Houston ‘to protect American intellectual property’
After the announcement, Communist officials decided to hold a wiener roast in the Houston consulate’s courtyard to celebrate its closure: