Chinese telecom manufacturer Huawei has fired a company executive who had been arrested in Poland on charges of spying for China.
Weijing Wang, a Chinese citizen, was a director of sales for Huawei. The company said he was fired for bringing disrespect to Huawei, CNN reported. Poland’s counterintelligence agency arrested Wang along with a Polish citizen, both of whom have pleaded not guilty to the charges, CNN said.
Huawei said in a statement that Wang’s action had nothing to do with the company and that it complies with all laws and regulations in the countries where it operates,” CNN said.
The Chinese government has asked to arrange a consular visit with Wang to ensure he is being properly treated.
Huawei also has found itself the focal point of U.S. intelligence agencies with the company’s products being banned from use by the federal government and Department of Defense over cybersecurity concerns.