Huawei terminates Chinese employee arrested in Poland for spying

Concerned about global reputation Huawei sacked Saturday Chinese worker Wang Weijing after his arrest in Poland, alleged to be spying for China.

In a released press statement the company said the arrest of Wang was for personal reasons and it created harmful effects to Huawei’s reputation on global platform.

Wang was arrested on Friday along with a former Polish security official and deputy head of Poland’s special service, Maciej Wasik, said the two carried out espionage activities against the country.

According to a report by Polish state TV the Polish security official is Pole as Piotr D and he was a high-ranking employee at the Internal Security Agency, Poland’s domestic counterintelligence agency, until 2011.

Lately the company is facing tough scrutiny in the West. It is blamed Huawei has relationship with Chinese government and its equipment could be used by China for spying.

United States and several European countries are questioning whether to use the company’s products for vital mobile network infrastructure as the system could be vulnerable to spying by Chinese government.

In 2012 US blocked the company from operating in the country following a report from its House Intelligence Committee citing security risk.

On December 1, on the request of US, Canada detained the company’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou. She daughter of Huawei’s founder and currently on US extradition bid. She has been released on bail and living in her Canada home.

Paul Linus