Huawei sales director arrested in Poland over spying allegations

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Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:24 pm

The ABW detained a Pole and a Chinese suspected of cooperating with Chinese special services - reports TVP Info. TV journalists also learned that the agents entered the offices of Huawei and Orange. That's where the detained Pole worked.The Internal Security Agency detained former ABW officer Piotr D. and one of the employees of the Chinese company Huawei. The court agreed to their arrest - reports TVP Info. The action was ordered by the Mazovian Department of Organized Crime of the National Public Prosecutor's Office.We learned about the whole situation this morning from the media. I can say that the ABW did not enter UKE. Piotr D. was the director of the Control Department in UKE for the President Magdalena Gaj. For over 3 years he has not been associated with UKE - wrote Martin Stysiak, a spokesman.
According to Wyborcza.tech "Detained by the Internal Security Agency in connection with the case of Huwaei, Piotr D. was involved in cooperation with the Polish Bank Association and the SMS system of weather warnings in Orange Polska."Both detainees were charged with cooperation with Chinese intelligence. Men, as determined by TVP Info, do not plead guilty.

The detained Pole had a connection to the Government Communication Network system - it is an internal communication system between the most important people in the state, which allows for secret communication.
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Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:29 pm

The affair around Huawei is spreading ever wider. Weijing W. and Piotr D. were arrested and new facts come to light. D. being in the ABW had, among others access to key information, and later, after leaving the service, he worked at UKE.Capt. Piotr D. was an officer of the Internal Security Agency until 2011. In the Agency he was the deputy head of the Department of Teleinformatic Security and adviser to the then head of the ABW, General Krzysztof Bondaryk. Piotr D. had access to key information, including the functioning of SŁR, ie the Government Communication Network.


It is an internal system that allows secret transmission of information to the most important people in the state. After leaving the ABW, he was involved in IT security at the Military University of Technology, the Office of Electronic Communications and Orange.
As the journalists of TVP Info established, the deputy ambassador of the People's Republic of China in Poland in connection with this case appeared in the building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a request to allow the Chinese consular services to contact the arrested Chinese citizen.The Chinese Foreign Ministry expressed "deep concern" about the arrest of Huawei employees on charges of espionage. He appealed to the Polish services to conduct a "just investigation".

The European Commission is to contact the arrested with Warsaw. - What I can say is that we know the reports of arrest and we will contact the Polish authorities to get more information - said EC spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic.
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Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:31 pm

The Polish government is considering excluding Huawei from participation in the IT market in Poland - says Karol Okoński, Government Plenipotentiary for Cybersecurity.According to Okoński in an interview with RMF24, the decision to exclude Huawei may take place in a few weeks at the earliest. Okoński says that the reason for such a decision would not be only Friday's detention by the ABW of a Pole and a Chinese suspected of cooperating with Chinese intelligence.Circumstances are increasingly suggesting that some suppliers may ultimately have to actually exclude from participation in the IT market in Poland. However, the matter is still under way
- says Okoński.

We are gathering further arguments for issuing such a recommendation, but we do not want to act hastily here. Ideally, the position of both members of the European Union or NATO members should be as close as possible and consistent
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Poland has arrested a Huawei Technologies Co employee and a former Polish security agent and accused them of spying for China, public television news channel TVPInfo said on Friday (Jan 11).We must now verify the activities aimed against the country and this case is far from closed," Mr Stanislaw Zaryn, spokesman for Poland's secret services chief, told TVPInfo. If convicted, they face up to 10 years in jail, he said.

The Huawei employee is a Chinese citizen responsible for sales to public sector clients in Poland, according to TVPInfo.Orange Polska worked with Huawei last year on introducing the latest fifth-generation, or 5G, wireless network in the country of 38 million. Its parent company, France's Orange SA, will no longer work with the Chinese company in France, chief executive officer Stephane Richard said on Tuesday.

It's not clear if its Polish unit has followed suit. Orange Polska's spokesman Wojciech Jabczynski declined to comment on Huawei cooperation while confirming that the Warsaw-based company handed over an employee's belongings to the Polish authorities on Tuesday.

Orange Polska worked with Huawei last year on introducing the latest fifth-generation, or 5G, wireless network in the country of 38 million. Its parent company, France's Orange SA, will no longer work with the Chinese company in France, chief executive officer Stephane Richard said on Tuesday.



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Chinese analysts urged Poland not to placate the US by following into its steps of taking on Chinese high-tech giant Huawei after another company executive was arrested in Poland on Friday, following chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou's case in Canada.

"If Poland wants to damage ties with China over the Huawei case, which is obviously groundless, it will be the biggest loser, as China has an upper hand in 'dealing with the country,' for example, trade," Zhao Junjie, a research fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences' Institute of European Studies told the Global Times on Friday.

Zhao warned that Poland should not be "too close" to the US, especially in Huawei's case.

The news also sparked chatter among some Chinese netizens, with some saying that Poland is following Canada's move to become a "US tool."

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