Poland charges two in Chi­nese spy­ing

The Maui News - - COUNTY/IN BRIEF -

WARSAW, Poland — Poland has 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 de­vel­op­ment comes as the U.S. is ex­ert­ing pres­sure on its al­lies not to use Huawei, the world’s big­gest maker of telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions net­work equip­ment, over data se­cu­rity con­cerns.

The two men — one a Chi­nese cit­i­zen who was a for­mer en­voy in Poland be­fore mov­ing over to a se­nior po­si­tion at Huawei and the other a Pole who held sev­eral top gov­ern­ment cy­ber­se­cu­rity po­si­tions — were ar­rested Tues­day.

It’s the lat­est set­back for Huawei in Europe, where the com­pany has plans to roll out 5G mo­bile net­works. The ar­rest 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.

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