Internal Intelligence United KingdomWestminster officials said Thursday that a Chinese agent in parliament had warned MI5 lawmakers that he was “engaging in political interference.”
The Office of the Speaker of the House of Commons, Lindsay Hoyle, confirmed that she had sent an email to lawmakers informing them of the case.
“The Speaker takes the security and democratic process of the delegates very seriously, for which he made this announcement in consultation with the Security Services,” a spokesman for Hoyle said.
The Chinese embassy in London has denied the allegations and said there was no need to “buy influence in any foreign parliament.”
“We strongly oppose the tactic of humiliating and threatening the Chinese community United Kingdom“, Criticized.
The report identified the suspect as Christine Lee, saying he had “carried out political interventions on behalf of the Communist Party of China’s United Front Labor Department.”
The London-based lawyer is said to have donated £ 200,000 ($ 275,000 or € 239,000) to Labor MP Barry Gardiner and hundreds of thousands of dollars to his party.
Lee photographed separately with Maine’s pioneer, Conservative David Cameron, and former Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn at an event in 2015.
“It facilitated financial donations to delegates and activists working on behalf of foreigners in Hong Kong. China“According to Hoyle,” this was done in secret to cover up the source of the payment.
Following MI5’s warning of Lee’s actions, former Conservative leader Ian Duncan Smith, who was sharply critical of Beijing, called for stronger action.
Last year, the China Imposed sanctions on 10 people and organizations United KingdomHe called for the spread of “lies and misinformation” about human rights abuses in the Xinjiang region (northwest), including Duncan Smith. China)
Lee was not detained or deported, but he was barred from parliament, he said.
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