Internal Intelligence Unit of United KingdomWestminster officials said Thursday that a Chinese agent had warned lawmakers in MI5 that “political interference” was taking place in parliament.
The Office of the Speaker of the House of Commons Lindsay Hoyle confirmed that the office had sent an email to lawmakers informing them of the case.
“The speaker takes the security and democratic process of the delegates very seriously, and he made this announcement in consultation with the security services,” a spokesman for Hoyle said.
The Chinese embassy in London denied the allegations, saying it was never necessary to “buy influence in any foreign parliament.”
“We strongly oppose the strategy of defaming and intimidating Chinese society United Kingdom“, He criticized.
“The United Front of the Chinese Communist Party carried out political interventions on behalf of the Labor Department,” the message identified Christine Lee as a suspect for a body trying to make contact with non – party individuals or groups.
The London-based lawyer reportedly donated £ 200,000 ($ 275,000 or € 239,000) to Labor MP Barry Gardiner.
At an event in 2015, Lee posed for a photo with May’s predecessor Conservative David Cameron and former Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn.
“This has facilitated financial contributions for delegates and job seekers in Hong Kong and for foreigners. China“, According to Hoyle’s message.” This was done in secret to conceal the origin of the payments. ”
Following MI5’s warning of Lee’s actions, former Conservative leader Ein Duncan Smith, who was sharply critical of Beijing, called for stronger action.
Last year, the China Sanctions were imposed 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 was barred from parliament, they said.
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