Polish Police Arrest Huawei Executive on Suspicion of Spying for China

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Suspicion toward Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei is continuing to grow globally, as another of the company’s executives, sales director Stanislaw Wang, has been arrested on suspicion of spying for China: “The government has evidence that the two suspects ‘cooperated with the Chinese services’ as they conducted espionage against Poland.” He could be imprisoned for 10 years if convicted.

It's the latest high-profile criminal case involving Huawei, coming after the arrest in Canada of its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, who is also the daughter of the telecom equipment company's founder. Meng was detained at the request of the US on suspicion that she had been seeking to circumvent sanctions on Iran. The US has also been pushing to try to curtail Huawei's influence, warning about the company's possible ties to Chinese intelligence and calling on countries to exclude the company as they build new 5G networks.
 

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Everyone is spying for china.. All of our devices have chips made in china. They are reporting everything back to the big red devil.
 

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Suspicion toward Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei is continuing to grow globally, as another of the company’s executives, sales director Stanislaw Wang, has been arrested on suspicion of spying for China: “The government has evidence that the two suspects ‘cooperated with the Chinese services’ as they conducted espionage against Poland.” He could be imprisoned for 10 years if convicted.

It's the latest high-profile criminal case involving Huawei, coming after the arrest in Canada of its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, who is also the daughter of the telecom equipment company's founder. Meng was detained at the request of the US on suspicion that she had been seeking to circumvent sanctions on Iran. The US has also been pushing to try to curtail Huawei's influence, warning about the company's possible ties to Chinese intelligence and calling on countries to exclude the company as they build new 5G networks.
Good! If he was, hang him.
 

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Everyone is spying for china.. All of our devices have chips made in china. They are reporting everything back to the big red devil.
Heh... would not surprise me in the least.

Last time I had a router that I was watching the logs for... and not doing anything at all as far as the internet with my computers, the massive amount of pings, port scans, etc. coming from Chinese IP addresses was quite disturbing.
 

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It will be interesting to see how this plays out. And Korea/Samsung must be double checking everything to make sure Samsung's spying division isn't exposed.
 

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Question is whether or not if Canada and Poland will have a united front against Huawei.
I am not counting on USA or the rest of EU on this, but this matter affects not just individual nation-states, but rather down to any cellular subscriber that's on a network using Huawei equipment.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. And Korea/Samsung must be double checking everything to make sure Samsung's spying division isn't exposed.
It's one thing when you are dealing with the country of Samsung (AKA South Korea) who does play by open market rules. It's another ballgame with PRC.
 

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I'm sure the accusations against Huawei are all true and not hypocritical in any way.
 

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Most American semiconductor engineers (High paying jobs) are being propped up by China and India right now - essentially their entire customer base. If These companies keep getting shut down, and further laws prevent them from conducting business in America regarding tech, we're going to see a massive glut in employment for a very important sector. It's just where the customers are.
 

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This same shit could happen to Cisco or anyone else if they built backdoors into their devices. This is why they need to insist not to be required to build any such back doors by legislation.
 

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I've worked in large datacenters belonging to different ISPs the last decade or so. So many of them use Huawei routers. I wonder if they'll eventually have to replace all of that equipment.
 

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I'm curious if Huawei was actually behind his because they didn't try to defend their employee and terminated his employment.
 

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It will be interesting to see how this plays out. And Korea/Samsung must be double checking everything to make sure Samsung's spying division isn't exposed.
I was also interested in how the extradition played out for the Huawei CFO but I can't find any info since early December. I was under the impression the US had 30 days from her initial arrest in Canada to formally file extradition papers.
Since her release on bail, I have not heard a thing about the story.
 

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Question is whether or not if Canada and Poland will have a united front against Huawei.
I am not counting on USA or the rest of EU on this, but this matter affects not just individual nation-states, but rather down to any cellular subscriber that's on a network using Huawei equipment.


It's one thing when you are dealing with the country of Samsung (AKA South Korea) who does play by open market rules. It's another ballgame with PRC.
The Canadian government is essentially wincing while detaining a Huawei executive under an extradition agreement with the USA and has no reason to unite with Poland over this.

Poland, on the other hand, is doing the arresting and accusing first hand. It's much more interesting because they aren't just taking the fall for anyone else, they fucking mean it.
 

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I was also interested in how the extradition played out for the Huawei CFO but I can't find any info since early December. I was under the impression the US had 30 days from her initial arrest in Canada to formally file extradition papers.
Since her release on bail, I have not heard a thing about the story.
I imagine her lawyers are doing everything they can to try and stave off extradition, while the diplomats are seeing if they can get her back. Not the kind of thing that makes for news stories.
 
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