- Warning about a woman named Christine Lee
- MI5 issued warning regarding Chinese agent
Britain’s Secret Service MI5 has warned members of parliament that a female Chinese agent is active in parliament. This secret came to the fore in the House of Commons on Thursday. Ian Duncan Smith, a senior Conservative Party MP and outspoken critic of China, raised the issue in the context of a letter sent by MI5 to the Speaker of the Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle.
China has imposed sanctions on Duncan Smith for speaking out against his treatment of the Uighur minority in the country’s troubled Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Smith said, “I understand that MI5 has contacted the speaker and is now warning members of parliament that there is an agent of the Chinese government operating here in parliament who is working with a member of parliament, apparently But it’s to spoil the processes here.”
He said “I say, as a member of parliament to whom the Chinese agent is of grave concern”. In a letter sent by Hoyle to lawmakers, he reportedly said that MI5 had warned him that a woman named Christine Lee “engaged in political interference activities on behalf of the Chinese Community Party. She got into trouble with members of parliament here.” happened”. MI5 sent a so-called “interference alert” warning that Li “facilitated financial donations to serving and interested lawmakers on behalf of foreign nationals based in Hong Kong and China. This was done in secret to hide the origin of the payment.” “.
According to Sky News, the alert stated that “Li acted covertly in coordination with the United Front Work Department of the Communist Party of China (UFWD) and was suspected of being involved in political interference activities in Britain.” Is.” Hoyle told lawmakers that if Lee had contacted him, he should contact the parliament’s director of security.
Input- Aditi Khanna