The virtual Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) meeting on March 12. Photo: Kiyoshi Ota | Bloomberg
Canada has joined its closest intelligence allies in banning Huawei and ZTE gear from fifth-generation wireless networks, citing a threat to national security. Firms that already have the Chinese equipment installed will have to remove it by the end of 2027. The ban will almost certainly stoke tensions between the two countries. Meanwhile, China's top diplomat has again warned the U.S. over its support for Taiwan, saying that if the White House goes “further and further down the wrong road, it will certainly lead to a dangerous situation.” And “the Quad” — an informal group that brings together the U.S., Japan, India and Australia in an effort to counter China's growing power — is gaining momentum in another blow to Beijing.