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Along with the Chinese national, whose name has been reported as Weijinga W., the Polish counterintelligence service, the Internal Security Agency (ABW), arrested Polish national Piotr D., the ABW's own former employee, Polish broadcaster TVP reports. Those included the Interior Ministry, the Office of Electronic Communications, a regulatory body that oversees cyber and other telecommunications issues, and the International Security Agency, Poland's counterespionage agency.

Both men are said to have denied any wrongdoing, but many western countries are beginning to think again about using Huawei's telecoms equipment because of security concerns.

Huawei is a leader in the development of next-generation "5G" mobile networks and a key player in building them in Europe.

News of the executive's arrest comes amid speculation that Beijing is using Huawei to spy on US companies as they build out the world's next generation of mobile-telecom networks.

The move is the latest setback for Huawei, which saw the arrest of the daughter of the firm's founder in Canada and United States efforts to blacklist the company internationally over security concerns. The arrest deals a brutal blow to the Chinese company.

A representative from Huawei said the company "is aware of the situation and is looking into it".

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A year ago the company also said it had signed memorandums of understanding for 5G equipment with 45 operators in Asia, Europe and North America. Huawei is now the No. 1 seller of smartphones in Poland. If convicted, the men could face up to 10 years in prison.

The pair was arrested by the country's Internal Security Agency on Tuesday and hit with espionage charges, according to a release from the agency.

Australia and New Zealand have also enacted similar bans, leaving Canada the only country in the "Five Eyes" intelligence network not to take steps against the Chinese firm.

Huawei has come under global scrutiny lately.

Huawei is also mired in a USA case alleging violations of trade sanctions. "We have no comment for the time being".

The Chinese government said it was "highly concerned" over reports of the arrest of a Chinese businessman for alleged espionage.

Huawei said it "complies with all applicable laws and regulations in the countries where it operates, and we require every employee to abide by the laws and regulations in the countries where they are based". US prosecutors have accused her of misleading banks about transactions linked to Iran, putting the banks at risk of violating USA sanctions. Orange spokesman Wojciech Jabczynski said the company handed over an employee's belongings to the authorities.

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