Poland arrests Chinese Huawei employee, Polish national over spying allegations

12 January, 2019, 11:15 | Author: Trevor Moore
  • Poland arrests Chinese Huawei exec, Pole on spying charges

News of the executive's arrest comes amid speculation that Beijing is using Huawei to spy on USA companies as they build out the world's next generation of mobile-telecom networks.

According to a LinkedIn profile, Mr Wang is a sales director at the firm and worked as an attache at China's embassy in Poland from 2006-11.

TVP said the Polish national was a former agent of the internal security agency.

Authorities in Poland arrested an employee of the Chinese tech giant Huawei and charged him with espionage, Reuters reported. The country's security services searched the offices of Huawei as well as Orange Polska, public television said. If found guilty, the two face up to 10 years in prison.

Both people "carried out espionage activities against Poland", a Polish government official told the AP.

TVP reported that the men have proclaimed their innocence, but Zaryn said he could not confirm that.

This is the second time in two months that Huawei has dealt with executives being charged with crimes in foreign nations.

The detention comes after Canadian authorities arrested Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver in December 2018 at the request of USA law enforcement officials.

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TVPInfo named the two accused as Weijing W. and Piotr D., in line with Polish law which prohibits the publications of full names of those detained.

The arrest might not have a big impact on broader trade tensions between China and the U.S., but it shows that "there will always be competition and acrimony related to Chinese tech companies", Benner said.

In addition to this, Huawei have come under fire from authorities in Norway, Germany, the United States, the UK, Australia and New Zealand, with several countries outright banning the use of their devices or equipment used in 5G mobile networks.

A Huawei spokesperson told WSJ that the company is aware of the situation and is looking into it, adding that it requires employees to complies with the country's laws and regulations.

"As we start 2019, it is time for a change", Bradley said in the post. Spokesman Wojciech Jabczynski declined to comment on Huawei cooperation but confirmed that the Warsaw-based company handed over an employee's belongings to the authorities. Until then, she's under strict bail conditions, which include electric monitoring and an around-the-clock security detail.

Huawei has been blocked in the US since 2012, when a House Intelligence Committee report found it was a security risk and recommended that the government and private companies stop buying its network equipment.

The company has previously said it does not pose a security threat and that it's never been asked by any government to build backdoors or interrupt any networks.

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