TVP said the Polish national was a former agent of the internal security agency. In addition, TVP Info says, Internal Security Agency officers searched Huawei's headquarters in Poland, along with an Orange office where Piotr D. worked. Just $5 a month. The agency did not immediately respond to Reuters' requests for comment.
Some European countries have followed the US and began looking into whether using Huawei's technology could expose the country to China.
Maciej Wasik, deputy head of Poland's special services, said Friday that the operation that resulted in the arrest of the two suspects had been underway for a long time and was planned with care. Both the employee and the Pole, he said, had "carried out espionage activities against Poland".
Economic factors aside, the arrest of Wang is, in fact, something those who understand the power of 5G have expressed concern about: that the technology will be used as an espionage tool by Beijing.
"We will be in touch with Polish authorities for further information", said spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic.
Past year the company also said it had signed memorandums of understanding for 5G equipment with 45 operators in Asia, Europe and North America. He also said no further details would be released now about the case because it is classified and the investigation is ongoing. If convicted, the pair could face up to 10 years imprisonment.
People passing by a vehicle park sign of the Chinese tech giant Huawei in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. The Chinese national is a sales director while the Polish is a former high-ranking official at Poland's internal security agency. "We have no comment for the time being". The company said it abides by applicable laws wherever it operates and expects employees to do the same.
China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that it was "highly concerned" about the arrests.
A person with knowledge of the case confirmed that a Huawei employee called Wang Weijing - also known as Stanislaw Wang - had been arrested but not charged. Orange told the AP it did not know if the suspicions against its employee were related to his work at Orange or elsewhere.
Nevertheless, tensions have recently increased between Canada and China over the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver and the detention of two Canadians in China, which some speculate was done in response to Meng's arrest. She is out on bail in Canada awaiting extradition proceedings.
Germany has said it's considering restricting Huawei's role in its future telecom infrastructure, while Czech President Milos Zeman said on Friday China is preparing an economically damaging reprisal against his country after the authorities issued warnings about Huawei and risks it poses to security.