>> Deeper trouble Friday for Huawei. Poland has arrested two people on spying charges. One an employee of the Chinese mobile phone maker. The arrests come after Canada detained the top Huawei Executive in December. Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was seized at Washington's request. Investigators suspect the firm violated US trade sanctions on Iran.
The new arrests reportedly involve one Chinese employee of Huawei and a Polish national working for a local telecoms firm. TV reports say Huawei's Warsaw offices were also searched. US intelligence agency suspect the firm of cooperating with Chinese spies. They say its gear may feature so called back doors designed to allow access for Chinese operatives.
That after Beijing passed a law in 2017, requiring Chinese firms to cooperate with the country's intelligence agencies. Huawei is all but locked out of the US market, while Australia and New Zealand have banned it from building new phone networks. No evidence has been produced publicly to support the US claims.
And Huawei strongly denies the allegations. On Friday, China's foreign ministry said it was deeply concerned by the Polish arrests. Huawei didn't comment.