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China defends Huawei after employee's arrest in Poland

IANS  |  Beijing 

on Monday defended the reputation of giant after its was arrested in on charges of spying.

The was later fired by and the company said that the incident had harmed its reputation.

"This case is an individual case. We hope the Polish side can arrange any consular visit regarding this case in accordance with law and regulation and ensure the legitimate rights and interest of the person involved," told reporters.

The on Friday reported the arrest of and Piotr D.

The latter, also accused of spying, is a senior Polish at the who previously worked in the Orange company.

Wang worked as in and had allegedly worked at the in the Polish city of Gdansk, according to the Polish DVT.

Hua came out in defence of when she was asked if would consider restricting the use of its products in the country's public agencies.

"Only with facts and evidence we can see which companies hold security threats. I think the reputation of Huawei is recognized by its partners. We hope the relevant parties can stop smearing and suppressing Huawei and other Chinese enterprises," she said.

Huawei announced Wang's dismissal during the weekend, saying his alleged actions were "unrelated to the company" and regretted that the incident in question had harmed its reputation.

"Huawei complies with all applicable laws and regulations in the countries where it operates and we require every employee to abide by the laws and regulations in the countries where they are based," the company said in a statement.

The offices of Huawei and Orange in were raided by members of the as part of the investigation, authorities said.

Wang's arrest in Poland came after Huawei's was held in on December 1 at the behest of the US for allegedly violating sanctions imposed by on



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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 18:00 IST