Huawei sacks Polish worker arrested over claims of spying

Poland arrests Chinese Huawei exec, Pole on spying charges

'Chinese, Polish nationals' arrested in Poland for 'spying'

Chinese telecommunications equipment giant Huawei would be open to using only New Zealanders rather than Chinese workers to build 5G mobile networks here, if that helped assuage spying concerns, a local representative says. Poland's TVPInfo broke the news earlier today (via Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal) amid increasing tensions between the USA and China. "I continue to believe passionately in all of the values our Canadian team represents, and I believe that our team is one of the most innovative in the world".

Norway came out against Huawei on Wednesday (9 December), as Justice Minister Tor Mikkel Wara disclosed that the country is considering excluding the Chinese firm from investing in the next generation of mobile communications (5G).

"Europe is either dependent on China or the United States".

Huawei, which is privately owned under a complex shareholding structure, was founded in 1984 by Ren Zhengfei, a former engineer with the People's Liberation Army who sat on the 12th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party.

Both of them will remain in custody for the next three months and could face up to 10 years in prison.

The two individuals were arrested on Tuesday following a lengthy investigation, a spokesman for the security services told the BBC.

Huawei has been scrutinized for security concerns over its involvement in the development of 5G infrastructures. He said the country is considering recommending caution towards the company, including potential exclusion from its IT market.

"A Pole and a Chinese citizen have been arrested on suspicion of spying".

Seeking to distance itself from the incident, Huawei said in a statement it had sacked Wang Weijing, whose "alleged actions have no relation to the company".

Polish state TV, which is close to the government, identified the Chinese man as Weijing W., saying he was a director in Poland at Huawei.

Orange Poland told The Associated Press on Friday that officials from Poland's Internal Security Agency searched the company's headquarters in Warsaw on Tuesday and that as part of operation "we handed over belongings of one of our employees".

In a separate memo Friday to Huawei Canada, Mr. Bradley himself said his departure was "not a sudden decision but rather an understanding over the past year-and-a-half that at some point, I would be moving on from a formal role with the company". The man attended a top Chinese intelligence school, and was a former Chinese consulate in Gdnask.

USA intelligence agencies allege that Huawei is linked to China's government and that "backdoors" built into its technology could be exploited by government spy agencies.

The US has been cracking down on Huawei products, accusing the company of building backdoors for spying into its phones.

Huawei is also mired in a USA case alleging violations of trade sanctions.

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