Huawei has fired a sales director charged with espionage in Poland

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According to the LinkedIn profile of "Stanislaw Wang" - Wang's Polish name, according to Polish public TV channel TVP - the detained Huawei employee worked at the Chinese consulate in Gdansk, Poland, before taking a job at the Chinese tech firm. However, no charges have been raised against him.

Poland's counterintelligence agency is believed to have searched Huawei's Poland headquarters, a local Orange branch, and the houses of both suspects.

Polish authorities announced on Friday that a Huawei director, Wang Wjing, and a Polish cybersecurity expert were accused of carrying out "espionage against Poland". It said, while at the Internal Security Agency, he was involved in building a mobile communications system for top Polish officials, and he was sacked in 2011 amid a corruption scandal. According to national media reports, after his departure from the agency, he was involved in IT security at the Military University of Technology and the Office of Electronic Communications and Orange.

The arrested pair will be held for three months, PAP reported, quoting a spokesperson for Polish security services.

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

In a statement published by the pro-government Global Times, Huawei said the incident had brought the company into disrepute.

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"We are aware of the situation, and we are looking into it".

Previous year, the heads of the FBI, CIA, NSA, and the director of national intelligence all warned US citizens not to use Huawei products. Further, the Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer said it complies with all laws in the countries it operates in and requires employees do the same.

Despite that, several countries have moved to restrict Huawei's access to the 5G market.

Huawei has been iced out of bidding on massive contracts for American, British, and Australian communications infrastructure like upcoming 5G networks.

Mr. Bradley, a former BCE Inc. executive, joined Huawei after he was defeated as a Liberal candidate in the 2011 general election and he strived to cultivate a favourable reputation for the Chinese telecom in Canada and to counter the perception it was closely linked to China's authoritarian government.

But in Europe, Portugal's main operator MEO signed a deal with Huawei in December during a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping, praising the Chinese company's "know how, competence, talent and capacity to develop technology and invest in our country". Various countries, including the Britain, France, Germany, Norway, have publicly raised concerns about using Huawei equipment for next-generation mobile networks.

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