Poland detains employee of Chinese tech giant Huawei on spying charges

Polish authorities detained an employee of Chinese tech giant Huawei and charged him with spying on behalf of China, amid growing global concerns that the company is tied to Chinese intelligence agencies, Polish authorities said Friday.

Huawei’s local sales director in Poland was arrested along with a Polish citizen who worked for the Chinese company’s main local business partner and who was once a senior manager in a Polish intelligence agency.

The move reflects long-standing suspicions by Washington and its allies that Huawei could be used as an arm of Chinese intelligence services, and it comes amid mounting pressure on the company.

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