A Huawei employee was arrested in Poland for espionage

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A Chinese employee of Huawei has been arrested in Poland on allegations of spying in the latest security scandal to plague China's biggest and most notorious phone maker. Polish security agents searched both the offices of Huawei and Orange, seizing documents and electronic data.

Poland's public TV channel TVP reports that the Chinese national is a sales director at Chinese telecoms firm Huawei's Polish branch.

Poland also arrested a Polish man "who [formerly] held several top government cybersecurity positions", the Associated Press reported.

Economic factors aside, the arrest of Wang is, in fact, something those who understand the power of 5G have expressed concern about: that the technology will be used as an espionage tool by Beijing.

Huawei in December said it expects to see a 21 percent rise in revenue for 2018 despite what it called "unfair treatment" around the world.

"It's not the beginning of this case but it's also not the end", he said.

Police searched both of the suspects' homes as they arrested the pair on Tuesday. If they are found guilty, they face up to 10 years in prison.

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As word broke Friday that a Chinese citizen named Weijing Wang had been arrested in Poland for spying, it's likely few people in the United States even heard about it, much less realized the arrest may be closely monitored by conservative political operatives stateside, and possibly even have implications for the average person living in America.

Huawei is back in the spotlight after another executive at the Chinese tech company was reportedly detained. "A separate issue is that of threats in the telecommunications industry".

Polish television reports that Piotr D left Poland's internal security agency (the ABW) following allegations of corruption, but was never formally charged.

Huawei has come under global scrutiny lately. She was arrested on suspicion of hiding her company's ties to Skycom, a small telecoms subsidiary that conducted business dealings in Iran in violation of U.S. trade sanctions.

A Huawei representative said the company was looking into the matter and declined to comment further.

"As we start 2019, it is time for a change", Bradley said in the post. Her arrest sparked a surge of patriotism in China with companies encouraging staff to buy Huawei smartphones. They also arrested a Polish employee of the local subsidiary of European communications giant Orange. Orange spokesman Wojciech Jabczynski said the company handed over an employee's belongings to the authorities.

Last month, Huawei's CFO Wang Mei Zhou was arrested in Vancouver Canada for allegedly allowing Huawei to violate a USA sanction against Iran. The US alleges that its chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, conspired to defraud banks to unwittingly clear transactions linked to Iran.

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