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"We are saddened to see him leave but grateful for the tireless work he has put in to help us grow our brand and public image, and build various relationships with government", Huawei Canada president Eric Li said in a memo to staff obtained by Reuters. Poland relies on the European Union for money, though counts on the Americans for security and USA troops are stationed on its soil.

Mr. Bradley serves on the board of the Canada-China Business Council lobby group and is the brother-in law of Susan Smith, a co-founder of Canada 2020, an influential think tank with close ties to the Liberal government - and which is partly funded by financial contributions from Huawei.

But others, like Spain, Portugal and Hungary, have been more welcoming of Chinese involvement.

The U.S. reportedly said Meng deceived worldwide banks to funnel transactions between Huawei and Iran.

"Europe is either dependent on China or the U.S.".

According to Polish media, the Chinese suspect, named as "Weijing W.", is a sales director for Huawei's Polish branch.

The Polish national, Piotr D., was a former high-ranking officer of the Internal Security Agency until 2011. If they are found guilty, they face up to 10 years in prison.

"We must now verify the activities aimed against the country and this case is far from closed", Stanislaw Zaryn, spokesman for Poland's secret services chief, told TVPInfo.

"This specific investigation concerns two people. These are two separate issues". He said the country is considering recommending caution towards the company, including potential exclusion from its IT market.

An official at the Chinese Embassy in Warsaw says China attaches "great importance to the detention" of a Chinese citizen in Poland who has been detained and charged with espionage and that a representative of the embassy has met with officials at Poland's Foreign Ministry to discuss the case.

Huawei told Reuters it was aware of the situation, but had no immediate comment. "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". Polish security agents also searched the Warsaw offices of Huawei and Orange, Poland's leading communications provider, where the former Polish spy recently worked, seizing documents and electronic data.

Orange Polska said in a statement the security agency had on Tuesday gathered materials related to an employee, who it did not identify. The man attended a top Chinese intelligence school, and was a former Chinese consulate in Gdnask. This would seem to back up USA accusations that Huawei has working closely with Chinese intelligence.

No evidence has publically been produced over Huawei using such equipment. Both men have been charged with spying on Poland for China, state television and officials reported Friday.

Huawei is also mired in a USA case alleging violations of trade sanctions. She was granted bail by the Canadian supreme court in December 2018.

Huawei is a large maker of smartphones and telecommunications equipment.


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