– Warning against suspected Chinese spy in parliament
British parliamentarians were recently warned by MI5 about the activities of a suspected Chinese government agent in parliament.
Officials said on Thursday that MI5, Britain’s domestic intelligence service, had warned lawmakers against the actions of a Chinese government agent in parliament.
Conservative MP Ian Duncan Smith, according to a strong critic of the Chinese regime, told his colleagues that the “speaker (of the House) was contacted by MI5” and warned MPs that he was “an agent of the Chinese. The government is active in parliament.” , “In consultation with security services” confirmed the announcement and did not comment.
Home Minister Priti Patel tweeted, “I know many people will be very concerned about a person who knowingly engaged in political interference on behalf of the Communist Party of China targeting members of parliament.”
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The Chinese embassy in London denied the allegations, saying “we never needed to and did not seek to gain influence in the foreign parliament.” “We strongly oppose slander and intimidation against the Chinese community in the UK,” he added.
The warning notice issued by MI5, quoted by the media, identifies the alleged agent as Christine Lee and underscores that she was “deliberately involved in political interventions on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party’s labor wing.”
He had an easy role in making financial donations to “political parties, parliamentarians, interested parliamentarians and people considering a political position in the UK”, according to the same source, especially on behalf of foreigners based in China. Or Hong Kong.
Christine Lee is said to have paid hundreds of thousands of pounds to former Labor leader Barry Gardiner and the party. He posed for a photo with former Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron at an event in 2015 and on another occasion with former Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn.
In 2019, Christine Lee was decorated by Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May in recognition of her contribution to good relations with China. In a statement, Barry Gardiner assured that all donations had been properly announced and that Christine Lee’s son had worked for her until she resigned on Thursday.
MP Ian Duncan Smith has expressed concern that Christine Lee has not been arrested and will only be barred from entering parliament. He also demanded that the rules of parliamentary recognition be revised. The elected official was one of the British figures targeted by Beijing’s sanctions for criticizing the conduct of Uyghurs.