China’s Huawei fires employee held on spy charge in Poland
Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has fired an employee who was arrested in Poland on charges of spying for the Chinese government, saying in a statement Saturday that the worker had brought “disrepute” to the company.
Huawei said the alleged actions that Wang Weijing had been accused of had nothing to do with the company. Polish authorities announced the arrests of Wang and a Polish telecommunications worker Friday.
That move came at a time of growing concern about Chinese technology suppliers, and after the December arrest in Canada of Huawei’s chief financial officer and the daughter of the company’s founder.