Serhat TUNAR –TDO- China’s flagship technology company Huawei has fired its sales director in Poland after authorities arrested the former diplomat over suspicious activities.
Wang Weijing was arrested on Friday by Poland’s counterintelligence service on suspicion of spying.
Huawei announced Saturday that the employee’s contract had been expired.
“In accordance with the terms and conditions of Huawei’s labor contract, we have made this decision because the incident in question has brought Huawei into disrepute,” the company said in a statement.
It emphasized that Wang’s alleged spying activities were in no way related to the tech company. The prompt move by Huawei was seen to be in accordance with the Chinese telecom giant’s efforts to maintain its international image of a reputable private company independent of any interference by the government.