Huawei fires employee detained in Poland

Huawei fires employee detained in Poland

A Polish man was also arrested for alleged espionage along with Wang on Tuesday. The Eastern European country's officers have seized documents from both Huawei's and Orange's offices.

The Chinese foreign ministry said it was "greatly concerned" by the reports, and urged Poland to handle the case "justly".

Former Polish intelligence agent, identified as Piotr D by state television network TVP, was also arrested in connection with the charges of spying on behalf of the People's Republic of China.

In December, a Czech cybersecurity agency warned against using the software and hardware of Huawei and fellow Chinese company ZTE, saying they posed a threat to state security.

If found guilty, both the men which were accused of espionage could face prison sentences of up to 10 years. The company said it abides by applicable laws wherever it operates and expects employees to do the same.

A Huawei representative said the company was looking into the matter and declined to comment further. It said he also went by the Polish first name of Stanislaw and had previously worked at the Chinese consulate in Gdansk.

Huawei's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, who is also the daughter of the company's founder, was detained in Canada last month on a United States extradition bid.

A Huawei employee was arrested in Poland on Tuesday and charged with spying for China, according to numerous media reports.

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Mr. Bradley has faced increased scrutiny in the past year as Washington ramped up pressure on major allies, including Canada, to bar Huawei from providing equipment for next generation 5G wireless networks, arguing it is to closely linked to Beijing and its gear could be used to spy on Western interests.

The Huawei employee is a Chinese citizen responsible for sales to public-sector clients in Poland, according to TVPInfo. The resume said he received a bachelor's degree in 2004 from the Beijing University of Foreign Studies.

The US has warned for nearly a year that Huawei, a Chinese tech giant, might be partnering with Beijing's intelligence agencies.

US officials have reportedly fanned out across Europe to urge governments and Huawei suppliers to shun the company.

Following her arrest, two Canadians, diplomat Michael Kovrig and entrepreneur Michael Spavor, were detained in China on grounds of national security, in what has largely been seen as retaliation for the case.

But some governments are moving to block the Chinese firm, with Norway becoming the latest country to exclude Huawei from its 5G infrastructure plans.

A senior Huawei Canada executive who served as the public face of the Chinese firm in this country since 2011 is parting ways with the Shenzen company as it faces growing problems around the world.

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