Two men, one Chinese and a Polish national, went on trial Tuesday, June 1, in a Warsaw court accused of using the business of Chinese technology company Huawei as a cover for accessing sensitive Polish government information, Breitbart reported.
Weijing Wang and Piotr Durbajlo were arrested in January 2019. Wang has been held in custody, but Durbajlo, a cybersecurity expert who worked for government agencies, was released on bail.
Both defendants pleaded not guilty.
Prosecutors asked the judge not to disclose details of the case as it involves sensitive and classified matters, so the information available about what both defendants did is scarce.
According to a local media outlet, Wang is a Chinese intelligence agent. Between 2011 and 2019, he sought high-ranking contracts for Huawei that would give the Chinese company knowledge and influence over Polish state and local government data systems.
Wang studied in Poland and worked at the consulate in Gdansk and later became a director of Huawei.
The Polish cybersecurity expert appears to have been his contact inside Poland to get meetings and sometimes even documents.
The maximum penalty if found guilty would be three years in prison.
This is not the first time that the Chinese company Huawei has been involved in espionage or illicit activities and that its senior managers are members of the CCP.
In December 2018, Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer, was detained at Vancouver airport at the request of the U.S. government.
Reports indicate that Huawei used the global banking system to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran. In particular, Huawei is believed to have used HSBC Holdings Plc to conduct illegal transactions related to Iran at a time when the Trump administration designated Iran as a sponsor of terrorism.
According to Breitbart, Meng Wanzhou is the daughter of Ren Zhengfei, founder of Huawei, and before founding Huawei, Ren was an officer and engineer in China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
In turn, the PLA of China is an organization involved in forced organ harvesting from living people that is mainly carried out in Chinese PLA military hospitals.
The victims, mainly practitioners of the Buddha School’s spiritual discipline, Falun Dafa, are pre-screened for blood type and other data on compatibility for transplantation and the information is stored in a database.
Once a ‘buyer’ – meaning an organ recipient – appears, the compatible person is sought and killed to remove the desired organ.
The People’s Liberation Army is responsible for providing the facilities to carry out the inhumane and illegal practice of organ harvesting.
Due to high-profile cases such as that of Meng Wenzhou and several intelligence reports written during the administration of former President Donald Trump, many countries in Europe, the United States and Australia, cancelled their contracts with Huawei which was bidding to supply 5G technology due to national security concerns.
Other reports indicate that Huawei and other Chinese companies design and develop software for specific Chinese government uses. In January of this year, the BBC reported that Huawei had patented software to detect, track and monitor Uighurs in Xinjiang province, where the CCP is allegedly carrying out ethnic cleansing.