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: SCMPThe 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
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

Topic |   Huawei
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: SCMPThe 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
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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