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China's Huawei 'fires' employee arrested in Poland

January 12, 2019 2:22 PM
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Citing management rules in company contracts, Huawei says it 'has decided to immediately terminate its employer relationship with Wang Weijing'

BEIJING, China – Chinese telecom giant Huawei has fired a Chinese employee who was arrested in Poland over espionage allegations, saying he had harmed the company's global reputation, a state-run newspaper said Saturday, January 12.

"This incident created harmful effects on Huawei's global reputation," the company said.

Citing management rules in company contracts, Huawei said it "has decided to immediately terminate its employer relationship with Wang Weijing."

"Huawei has always abided by applicable laws and regulations of the country where it is located... and requires all employees to abide by the country's laws and regulations," it said.

Huawei's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, who is also the daughter of the company's founder, was detained in Canada last month on a US extradition bid.

Her arrest follows US efforts to blacklist the company internationally over security concerns.

Source: rappler.com

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