A LinkedIn profile for a man named Stanislaw Wang appears to match details described by Polish television. Both the employee and the Pole, he said, had "carried out espionage activities against Poland".
As Poland added to the global scrutiny of Huawei Technologies Co on Friday (Jan 11) with the arrest of a company employee and a local former security agent, the country's authorities also exposed the division in Europe over policy towards the Chinese technology giant. The executive was identified as a graduate of one of China's top intelligence schools, WSJ noted. A court has ordered the pair to be held for three months, and they face up to 10 years in prison if convicted. The company said it abides by applicable laws wherever it operates and expects employees to do the same.
"His alleged actions have no relation to the company", Huawei said in a statement to AFP.
This is the second incident after Huawei's CFO got arrested in Canada.
Two Huawei employees have been arrested in Poland for allegedly spying on the Chinese government's behalf.
US intelligence agencies allege Huawei is linked to China's government and that its equipment could contain "backdoors" for use by government spies.
Wang's resume said he worked at China's General Consulate in Gdansk from 2006-2011 and at Huawei Enterprise Poland since 2011, where he was first director of public affairs and since 2017 the "sales director of public sector".
Weijing Wang is a Polish language graduate of Beijing Foreign Studies University.
New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) blocked a proposal by Spark in November to use equipment from Huawei to build its 5G mobile network, which it hopes to have operational by July next year.
The development comes as a USA dispute with China over a ban on Huawei is spilling over to Europe, the company's biggest foreign market, where some countries are also starting to shun its network systems over data security concerns.
Following her arrest, two Canadians were detained in China on grounds of endangering national security, in what has largely been seen as retaliation.
Huawei has faced increasing scrutiny over its alleged links to Chinese intelligence services, prompting not just the United States but also Australia and Japan to block it from building their 5G internet networks.
The allegations were that Huawei was using its kit to spy on other governments - claims the firm has strenuously and repeatedly denied.
This has sparked fears Huawei could be asked by the Chinese government to incorporate "backdoors" into their equipment that would allow Beijing access, for spying or sabotage purposes.