Poland: Huawei exec, Pol­ish se­cu­rity ex­pert spied for China

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WARSAW, Poland — Poland ar­rested a di­rec­tor at the Chi­nese tech gi­ant Huawei and one of its own for­mer cy­ber­se­cu­rity ex­perts and charged them with spy­ing for China, au­thor­i­ties said Fri­day.

The two men — one a Chi­nese cit­i­zen iden­ti­fied as Wei­jing W. who was a for­mer en­voy in Poland be­fore mov­ing over to a se­nior po­si­tion at Huawei and the other a Pole iden­ti­fied as Piotr D. who held sev­eral top gov­ern­ment cy­ber­se­cu­rity po­si­tions — were ar­rested Tues­day, ac­cord­ing to Poland’s In­ter­nal Se­cu­rity Agency.

It’s the lat­est set­back for Huawei in Europe, where some gov­ern­ments and tele­com com­pa­nies are fol­low­ing the U.S. lead in ques­tion­ing whether us­ing Huawei for vi­tal in­fra­struc­ture for mo­bile net­works could leave them ex­posed to snoop­ing by the Chi­nese gov­ern­ment.

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