"The homes of both men, also in Warsaw, were also searched, according to [Internal Security Agency] spokesman Stanislaw Zaryn".
Chinese telecommunications equipment giant Huawei would be open to using only New Zealanders rather than Chinese workers to build 5G mobile networks here, if that helped assuage spying concerns, a local representative says.
One of them is Polish while the other one is Chinese.
But EU officials explained that given the importance of cybersecurity as a threat, which is growing "exponentially", and past concerns related to Huwaei, the Commission chose to get involved following internal discussions on Friday morning.
Mr. Bradley, a former BCE Inc. executive, joined Huawei after he was defeated as a Liberal candidate in the 2011 general election and he strived to cultivate a favourable reputation for the Chinese telecom in Canada and to counter the perception it was closely linked to China's authoritarian government. According to reports, two men were taken into custody Tuesday.
China's Foreign Ministry has expressed concern over the case and is urging Poland to handle the case "justly".
"Polish security agents searched the Warsaw offices of Huawei and Orange, Poland's leading communications provider, where the former Polish security expert recently worked, seizing documents and electronic data", the AP wrote.
"We are asking the related country to deal with the case fairly based on laws" and protect the legitimate rights of the people, it said.
Bowater said he was aware of the situation in Poland, but it appeared the individuals' actions had no relation to the company.
No evidence has been made public yet, but the allegations led several western countries to restrict Huawei access to their markets.
New Zealand, Australia and the United States have all barred the company from involvement in their national 5G networks.
Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrives at a parole office in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday, December.
Germany has said it's considering restricting Huawei's role in its future telecom infrastructure, while Czech President Milos Zeman said on Friday China is preparing an economically damaging reprisal against his country after the authorities issued warnings about Huawei and risks it poses to security.
Oddly, Huawei, once a customer of Qualcomm, was one of the star witnesses for the FTC in their suit against Qualcomm which alleges that the US company is threatening to withhold chips to customers unless they pay unreasonably high licensing fees.