Huawei employee arrested

Crisis grows for Huawei as Poland arrests employee

Huawei has hit the headlines again. After the arrest of the Huawei CFO, another Huawei employee was arrested in Poland on the charges of spying.

The Polish security services spokesman said that no allegations have been directly linked to Huawei. This new incident has added a fresh bout of arguments to the “white supremacy” controversy.

According to local media reports, the Huawei employee was a former ISA officer. The offices of his current employer Orange Polska was searched by the security officials. The security officials had also searched offices of Huawei in Poland.

U.S Intelligence authorities believe that Huawei has connections with the Chinese government. They also claim that the company’s equipment could be used as snooping devices. Several countries including New Zealand, Australia and UK have taken various preventive measures such as banning govt companies from buying equipment from the Chinese tech firm.

Huawei, which is one of the world’s largest makers of handsets and telecommunications network, has so far denied allegations put forth by the U.S. officials. “We are aware of the situation and we are looking into it. 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,” said the Chinese tech equipment-maker.

Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of the Huawei founder and the heir apparent, was arrested in Canada to be later extradited to the U.S. Reportedly she was charged with violating US sanctions of Iran. Tensions between the two countries already embroiled in a trade war heightened.

The Chinese tech equipment-maker has been under the investigation of US authorities since 2016. Reportedly, the company has been alleged for shipping US origin products in violation of US export and Iran sanction laws.

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Crisis grows for Huawei as Poland arrests employee
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