Huawei Fires Chinese Employee Detained In Poland

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

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

Chinese telecom giant Huawei has fired a Chinese employee who was arrested in Poland over espionage allegations, saying he had harmed the company's global reputation, a state-run newspaper said Saturday, January 12. In addition, TVP Info says, Internal Security Agency officers searched Huawei's headquarters in Poland, along with an Orange office where Piotr D. worked.

The U.S. criticism has led to a number of Western countries and companies to review whether they should allow Huawei's equipment to be used in their telecoms networks.

One of them is Polish while the other one is Chinese.

Recently, the Canadian government launched a new security assessment of Huawei's 5G technology past year, and at least two large Canadian operators have indicated that they will launch small-scale investigations.

Polish state TV reported both accused men had declared themselves innocent.

China's Foreign Ministry reportedly said Wang's detention is highly concerning.

Local media identified the firm as Huawei Technologies Co and said the suspect was the sales director of its office in Poland.

Bradley said in a separate memo to Huawei Canada, which was reported by the Globe and Mail, that his exit 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".

"Huawei is aware of the situation, and we are looking into it", a spokesman for Huawei told multiple news organisations this morning. The US, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Norway are among them. It said he also went by the Polish first name of Stanislaw and had previously worked at the Chinese consulate in Gdansk. Further, the Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer said it complies with all laws in the countries it operates in and requires employees do the same.

Last month, Britain's largest mobile provider BT said that it would remove Huawei equipment from its cellular network after the foreign intelligence service called the company a security risk.

Telenor is now testing 5G networks with the use of Chinese equipment supplied by Huawei, but with Friday's arrests, pressure will only mount on the firm, who sought to substantiate their presence on the continent with the establishment of an European Union headquarters in Brussels in 2018. Meng was released on bail four weeks ago and is living under restrictions in her million-dollar Vancouver home.

"Huawei's biggest challenge is to prove to its partners across the world that the quality of its cyber-security services is second to none and that there's no possibility of backdoor intrusion", said Ghernatoui at the Swiss Cybersecurity Advisory and Research Group.

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