Canada says it won’t be deterred by Chinese pressure

Canadian Ambassador to China, John McCallum, listens to a question following participation at the federal cabinet meeting in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, takes off his glasses during a round table meeting with the media in Shenzhen city, south China’s Guangdong province, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. The founder of network gear and smart phone supplier Huawei Technologies said the tech giant would reject requests from the Chinese government to disclose confidential information about its customers. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

TORONTO — Canada’s public safety minister said Friday that the country won’t be deterred by Chinese pressure after China threatened reprisals if Huawei was banned from supplying equipment for 5G networks, highlighting the growing rift between America’s neighbor and the emerging superpower.