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China seeks consular access for Huawei employee arrested in Poland: state media

AFP  |  Beijing 

is seeking consular access for employee who was arrested in over allegations, reported on Saturday.

Citing China's foreign ministry of affairs, CCTV said is "closely following" the detention of and has asked to arrange a consular visit "as soon as possible".

The Chinese embassy in has also asked to "effectively ensure the legitimate rights and interests, and humanitarian and safe treatment of the person involved."

A Polish man was also arrested for alleged along with Wang on Tuesday. Both men are suspected of having "worked for Chinese services and to the detriment of Poland," said Polish

He said their apartments and workplaces were searched, adding that the Polish suspect had worked "for several state institutions".

The arrest of Wang is the latest setback for

The firm's Meng Wanzhou, was arrested in last month on request from the United States, who have accused her of violating Iranian sanctions.

Following her arrest two Canadians were detained in on grounds of national security, in what has largely been seen as retaliation for the case.

The incident has also sparked a surge of patriotism in with companies encouraging staff to buy -- and several companies even offering employee subsidies to buy phones from the home-grown company.

Huawei in December said it expects to see a 21 percent rise in revenue for 2018 despite what it called "unfair treatment" around the world, as several countries have banned Huawei

Last month, Britain's largest mobile provider BT said that it would remove Huawei equipment from its after the foreign intelligence service called the company a security risk.

and have also enacted similar bans, leaving the only country in the "Five Eyes" not to take steps against the Chinese firm.

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 08:20 IST