Chinese government-owned firm wins $6.8M contract to supply security equipment to Canada’s embassies

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.

Nuctech is known as the “Huawei of airport security,” supplying X-ray machines, scanners and explosive detection systems to airports and customs offices in 160 countries. The company sees a bright future for its airport body scanners, which feature a thermal imaging camera that can detect elevated body temperatures.

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