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On behalf of China? British secret service warns of agent

 On behalf of China?  British secret service warns of agent

Updated on 01/14/2022 at 12:25 p.m

  • The domestic secret service warns parliamentarians in Great Britain about a Chinese lawyer.
  • MI5 fears she is making contacts and donating money to influence London politics on behalf of the Communist Party.
  • For more breaking news click hereA rare warning from Britain’s MI5 has sparked concerns about foreign interference in British politics. MI5 warned MPs in London about a suspected Chinese agent. A lawyer named Christine Ching Kui Lee is building ties for the Chinese Communist Party and trying to influence British politicians to change the political climate in China’s favour to influence.

    Monetary donations to politicians

    According to the BBC, a Labor MP, Barry Gardiner, received more than £420,000 in donations from a Chinese company a few years ago and hired the alleged agent’s son in his office. He said he always informed the security services about the donations. Christine Ching Kui Lee has apparently also successfully established contacts with the other parties in the kingdom. The current leader of the Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey, is said to have received a £5,000 donation for his local party branch from her when he was Energy Secretary. The then Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May signed the barrister in 2019 at a ceremony at her office at 10 Downing Street for her services to British-Chinese cooperation. This was reported by the newspaper “The Guardian”.

    China denies allegations

    British Home Secretary Priti Patel thinks it is likely that more similar warnings may be forthcoming. Great Britain has “other opponents” who are trying to “interfere with our country” in different ways. The secret service can apparently give good reasons for its warning in the Lee case: the BBC reports that it was preceded by in-depth and long-term research. According to the broadcaster, it is an unusual step for MI5 to go public with such a warning. A spokeswoman for the Chinese Embassy in London rejected the allegations late Thursday evening. China basically stays out of foreign affairs and doesn’t need to “buy influence”. (dpa/fab)Sources used:

  • German press agency
  • BBC.com: MI5 warning about ‘Chinese agent’ in Parliament
  • TheGuardian.com: Profile: Christine Lee, the woman at center of MI5 security warning
  • Updated on 11/23/2021, 3:56 p.m. When the 2022 World Cup finals were awarded to Qatar, as before with the award to Germany in 2000, it is said that things were not right. Investigators stumble upon a former CIA agent. He is said to have spied on FIFA. Neither Qatar nor the world association have commented on this so far. © dpa

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