China’s Huawei fires em­ployee held on spy charge in Poland

Santa Fe New Mexican - - NATION & WORLD -

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.

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