MOFA: China urges proper handling of alleged spying case, end of 'fabrications' about Huawei
The Chinese Foreign Ministry says China has demanded a consular meeting with Polish officials to discuss the arrest of a Huawei employee accused of spying and insists the case should be handled in a just and legal manner.
Wang Weijing, a Chinese national and Huawei employee in Poland, was arrested recently on spying allegations, yet no evidence has been produced publicly.
"We have noticed statements from Poland and Huawei both indicate detained employee acted on his own behalf, and we insist Wang must be granted humanitarian treatment, with legitimate rights and interests being guaranteed." Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a daily press briefing.
"China attaches importance to relations with Poland. Maintaining healthy and stable development of China-Poland relations is in the common interests of both countries. We hope Poland meets China halfway and makes positive efforts to improve and develop bilateral relations," added Hua.
Hua said some people intend to wield unwarranted charges as security threats to "suppress and restrict Chinese high-tech companies' overseas development route."
"We urge relevant parties to terminate all the groundless fabrications and unreasonable restrictions toward Huawei and other Chinese companies, as a way to foster a fair and just environment for bilateral investment and cooperation," Hua claimed.
"Hyping, hindering or suppressing commercial intercourse between enterprises on security grounds is like shooting oneself in the foot," she added.
Hua also noted China will lawfully deal with foreign citizens' unlawful acts, whoever complies with the country's law will enjoy security and freedom, highlighting "some departments needn't issue unwarranted warnings."