A Chinese Huawei executive was detained by Polish authorities last week on spying charges, Caixin reports via local media, prompting the under-fire telecommunications giant to terminate his employment.
Poland’s special service said in a statement that Weijing Wang, known locally as Stanislaw Wang, had been arrested along with a Polish citizen identified as Piotr D.
According to Caixin, Wang has worked for Huawei’s Poland business since 2011, during which time he was the company’s public affairs director in the country and later became sales director. Piotr is an ex-security agent and former employee of a Polish telecommunications company that partners Huawei on 5G networks in Poland.
Announcing Wang’s sacking, Huawei said that “we have made this decision because the incident in question has brought Huawei into disrepute.”
In addition to the arrest of CFO Meng Wanzhou last month in Canada on financial fraud allegations, Huawei is battling a wave of pushback around the world due to suspicions regarding its ties to Beijing and threats to country’s national security.