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United Kingdom: Chinese spy detected in Parliament

United Kingdom: Chinese spy detected in Parliament

According to the newspaper, the research assistant was a Briton who lived and worked in China. It is said to have influenced Britain’s policy towards China for years.

The arrests took place in Oxfordshire and Edinburgh in March. The Metropolitan Police said the two men had been released on bail and would appear in court in October on espionage charges.

Former Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith, known for his critical stance on China, told Times Radio that the country was “deeply infiltrated by the Chinese.” He called for tightening security inspections in Parliament and reconsidering the government’s policy towards China.

Sunak to Lee: “Unacceptable”

As Downing Street confirmed on Sunday, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak expressed “serious concerns about any interference” in a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Qiang on the sidelines of the G20 summit in India, which ends three days after Parliament sits on Sunday. Democracy in the United Kingdom. this is unacceptable”.

The Chinese side merely said that Li called on Sunak in New Delhi to resolve differences of opinion in an orderly manner and respect each other’s core interests and major concerns, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported. The report did not address the spying allegations. The expanded cooperation between the two countries was welcomed.

Seeking to thaw

Sunak’s Conservative government is trying to improve relations with China. For example, it cooperates in the fight against climate change, but remains critical of issues such as human rights. “I think it was right to take the opportunity to engage and specifically address concerns rather than just shouting from the sidelines,” Sunak said.

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