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Poland arrest chinese man for spying



Poland said on Friday it had arrested a Chinese telecom executive suspected of spying, with local media identifying him as a Huawei director.

The arrest comes on the back of a difficult year for Huawei, which has seen the arrest of the daughter of the firm's founder in Canada and U.S. efforts to blacklist the company internationally over security concerns.

U.S. intelligence agencies allege Huawei Technologies Cos Ltd is linked to China's government and that its equipment could contain “backdoors” for use by government spies.
No evidence has been produced publicly and the firm has repeatedly denied the claims. But the criticism has led several Western countries and companies to look into whether they should allow Huawei's equipment to be used in their telecoms networks, straining relations with Beijing.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry said it was “highly concerned" by the arrest of its citizen. Huawei said in a terse statement that it was “aware of the situation“ and “looking into it".

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