Poland arrests Huawei employee on spying charges

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

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

Polish security agents also searched the offices of Huawei and Orange, Poland's leading communications provider, where the Pole had recently worked, seizing documents and electronic data.

No evidence has been produced publicly and the firm has repeatedly denied the claims.

Canadian police arrested Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, on December 1 in Vancouver at the request of the United States.

TVP reports that the Polish national, "Piotr D" was a former high-ranking member of Poland's internal security agency (AWB).

A Huawei spokesman has said the company is aware of the arrest, but has made no further comment.

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.

The TVP also said Polish security forces searched Huawei's Poland office Friday.

The West's security concerns surrounding Huawei, and fellow Chinese telecoms equipment firm ZTE Corp 0763.HK 000063.SZ , centre around China's National Intelligence Law.

A Chinese Huawei "director" and a Polish cyber business specialist have been arrested in Poland on suspicion of spying for China, it has emerged.

Norway said on Wednesday it was considering whether to join other Western nations in excluding Huawei from building part of the country's new 5G telecoms network.

The operation that resulted in the arrest of the two suspects had been underway for a long time and was planned with care, said Maciej Wasik, deputy head of Poland's special services.

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