The logo of China's Huawei Technologies shines over the German headquarters of the telecommunications giant in Düsseldorf. Photo: Reuters

German security hawks are fighting to keep Huawei out of 5G, in clash with economy ministry and industry lobby

  • Hardliners fear Huawei could help China steal secrets from German companies or even the state
  • They are pushing for strict criteria on equipment suppliers before the government begins issuing 5G licenses in two weeks
Topic |   Huawei

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The logo of China's Huawei Technologies shines over the German headquarters of the telecommunications giant in Düsseldorf. Photo: Reuters
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The same Canadian immigration officer, identified only as ‘JW00237’, tried to ban three Huawei-linked immigration applicants in the span of just four days in 2016, documents obtained by the South China Morning Post show. Photo illustration: SCMP

Who is JW00237? The secret Canadian campaign to ban Huawei’s Chinese ‘spies’, and the anonymous official at its heart

  • Canadian immigration officer ‘JW00237’ branded three Huawei staff spies in 2016, an effort cast in new light by the US pursuit of the firm and CFO Meng Wanzhou
  • Time-stamped documents obtained by the SCMP show the officer tried to veto all three unrelated applications in four days, processing two just 37 minutes apart
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The same Canadian immigration officer, identified only as ‘JW00237’, tried to ban three Huawei-linked immigration applicants in the span of just four days in 2016, documents obtained by the South China Morning Post show. Photo illustration: SCMP
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