Huawei employee arrested over alleged spying

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Polish security services have charged a Chinese manager at tech giant Huawei in Poland and a Polish former intelligence officer with espionage against the country on behest of China.

The AP wrote that the arrest of the Huawei employee is "a fresh sign that a U.S. dispute with China over its ban on the company is spilling over to Europe, Huawei's biggest foreign market".

Both people "carried out espionage activities against Poland", a Polish government official told the AP. The two men have heard charges and will be held for three months, he said.

A conviction could come with a 10-year prison sentence. The homes of both men were also searched, according to TVP, the state broadcaster.

A Chinese employee of Huawei has been arrested in Poland on allegations of spying in the latest security scandal to plague China's biggest and most notorious phone maker.

"We have no information as to whether this is at all related to his work duties", Jabczynski told AFP.

Another senior Huawei employee, Vice-President Meng Wanzhou, who is the daughter of the founder of the company, was also arrested in Canada last month.

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

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People passing by a vehicle park sign of the Chinese tech giant Huawei in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019.

Nonetheless, intelligence bods recommended banning the use of the kit, and official blocks are in place for state-funded projects in the US, Australia and New Zealand.

In addition to this, Huawei have come under fire from authorities in Norway, Germany, the United States, the UK, Australia and New Zealand, with several countries outright banning the use of their devices or equipment used in 5G mobile networks.

Huawei said in a terse statement that it was "aware of the situation" and "looking into it" and had no further comment for now. The executive was identified as a graduate of one of China's top intelligence schools, WSJ noted. USA prosecutors have accused her of misleading banks about transactions linked to Iran, putting the banks at risk of violating US sanctions.

A Chinese businessman and a Pole have been arrested by Poland's Internal Security Agency on suspicion of espionage, an official said Friday.

Huawei has been blocked in the USA since 2012, when a House Intelligence Committee report found it was a security risk and recommended that the government and private companies stop buying its network equipment.

Huawei has been blocked in the USA since 2012, when a House Intelligence Committee report found it was a security risk and recommended that the government and private companies stop buying its network equipment. She was granted bail by the Canadian supreme court in December 2018.

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