Huawei says it's fired an executive charged with espionage in Poland
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- Wang Weijing, an executive at Chinese tech giant Huawei, has been fired following his charges of espionage in Poland.
- It's the second arrest of a Huawei executive in two months after Meng Wanzhou, the company's chief financial officer and its founder's daughter, was arrested for violating US sanctions in conducting business with Iran.
- The US has warned that Huawei could be used in spying efforts from China.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei said on Saturday it had 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 spying allegations, a move that could fuel Western security concerns about the telecoms equipment maker.Advertisement
Read more: A 2nd Huawei executive has been arrested - this time in Poland on suspicion of spying for the Chinese government
Huawei said in a statement that its employee's alleged actions "have no relation to the company". The company added that the decision was made as the incident has brought the company into disrepute.Huawei, the world's biggest producer of telecoms equipment, faces intense scrutiny in the West over its relationship with the Chinese government and U.S.-led allegations that its equipment could be used by Beijing for spying.
(Reporting by James Pomfret; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)
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