Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei says it has terminated the employment of a Chinese worker arrested on spying allegations in Poland. Polish authorities on Friday arrested Wang Weijing and a former Polish security official on Friday on spying allegations, a move that could fuel Western security concerns about the company. The two men have heard the charges and could be held for three months. Poland’s Internal Affairs Minister, Joachim Brudzinski, called for the European Union and NATO to work on a joint position over whether to exclude Huawei from their markets following the arrest. Brudzinski said Poland wanted to continue cooperating with China but that a discussion is needed on whether to exclude Huawei from some markets. “There are concerns about Huawei within NATO as well. It would make most sense to have a joint stance, among EU member states and NATO members,” he told private broadcaster RMF FM. “We want relations with China that are good, intensive, and attractive for both sides.” Seeking to distance itself from the incident, Huawei said in a statement it has sacked Wang Weijing, whose “alleged actions have no relation to the company”. “In accordance with the terms and conditions of Huawei’s labour contract, we have made this decision because the incident has brought Huawei into disrepute,” the statement said. “Huawei complies with all applicable laws and regulations in the countries where it operates, and we require every employee to abide by the laws and regulations in the countries where they are based,” the… [Read full story]
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