Chinese Huawei employee, Polish national arrested on spying charge in Poland

    PUBLISHED : Friday, 11 January, 2019, 5:12pm
    UPDATED : Saturday, 12 January, 2019, 8:10am

    Poland’s state security agency arrested a Chinese businessman and a Polish national on Friday over allegations of spying, Poland’s state news agency PAP reported.

    The Chinese suspect is an employee of Huawei, Poland’s public television channel TVP said.

    “The Chinese national is a businessman working for a major electronics company … the Pole is a person known in circles associated with cyber business,” Maciej Wasik, the deputy head of Poland’s special services, told PAP.

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    Polish public broadcaster TVP identified the Huawei employee as the Chinese company’s sales director in Poland, “Weijing W”, also known as Stanislaw Wang.

    “Piotr D” was a former high-ranking officer of Poland’s Internal Security Agency, the report quoted a court document of their arrest as saying.

    The two men were accused of spying against Poland for China but details of the charges were not released.