Huawei fires man held for spying
HONG KONG: Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei said yesterday it sacked a Chinese employee who was arrested on spying charges in Poland, as the company sought to distance itself from the incident.
Polish authorities detained Wang Weijing and a former Polish security official on Friday over the allegations, which could intensify Western security concerns about Huawei and its relations with the Chinese government.
Huawei said Wang’s “alleged actions have no relation to the company” and he was sacked “because the incident has brought Huawei into disrepute.” A Polish security services spokesperson said the allegations were related to individual actions, and were not linked directly to Huawei.
Huawei faces intense scrutiny in the West over its relationship with Beijing and US-led allegations that its equipment could be used by China for spying. Poland’s internal affairs minister, Joachim Brudzinski, said the EU and Nato should work on a joint position on whether to exclude Huawei from their markets. |