Poland arrests Chinese businessman, Pole on spying charges

Poland arrests Chinese businessman, Pole on spying charges

"The materials collected by the Internal Security Agency show that both men conducted espionage activities against Poland", Stanislaw Zaryn, a spokesman for Poland's secret services chief, said in a statement.

They were detained by Poland's Internal Security Agency, TVP Info reported.

According to reports, two men were taken into custody Tuesday.

Earlier this week, Polish security agents searched the Warsaw offices of Huawei and Orange, Poland's leading communications provider, seizing documents and electronic data. The company is a leader in developing such "5G" systems.

Huawei complies with "all applicable laws" in countries where it operates and requires employees to obey them too, said the company statement.

A representative from Huawei said the company "is aware of the situation and is looking into it". The man attended a top Chinese intelligence school, and was a former Chinese consulate in Gdnask.

The arrests are the latest embarrassment for the world's biggest telecoms equipment maker, following the detention in Canada last month of the firm's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou - accused by the USA of violating Iranian sanctions.

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

The detentions come amid the Chinese tech company coming under western scrutiny for being linked to China's government and having equipment which could contain "backdoors" for use by government spies. He reportedly became the sales director of Huawei in Poland sometime in 2017 with an emphasis on sales "in the public sector".

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Weijing Wang is a Polish language graduate of Beijing Foreign Studies University.

Previous year it held talks with Poland's government about setting up a science-and-technology center near Warsaw, and is working local units of French mobile operator Orange SA and Germany's Deutsche Telekom to set up fifth-generation, or 5G, wireless networks.

Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of the company founder, as she transited through the country.

Orange told the AP it did not know if the suspicions against its employee were related to his professional duties and that it was working with the country's security agency.

The arrest comes just over a month after Canada detained Meng on a United States extradition request, a move that infuriated China, which warned Canada of "serious consequences".

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

Last year Australia, New Zealand and Japan instituted their own bans against using Huawei.

China arrested two Canadian citizens nearly immediately after Meng's arrest-Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, who are accused of endangering China's national security.

In the Czech Republic, a public dispute has broken out between the intelligence service and president Milos Zeman, after the Czech Cyber and Security Information Agency issued a warning about Huawei products without consulting the government.

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