Suspected Chinese spies in Great Britain exposed. British Prime Minister Rishi Chung and Chinese Premier Li Qiang exchanged views on the matter.
China has denied allegations of spying on the UK Parliament. Foreign Ministry spokesman Mao Ning said in Beijing that the allegation that China is carrying out espionage operations against Great Britain is baseless, which China rejects.
“We call on the UK to stop spreading misinformation, political manipulation and malicious slander against China,” he said.
British police had earlier arrested a suspected Chinese spy who worked for the British Parliament’s research service and had access to influential politicians. As reported by the Sunday Times, one more person was also arrested in connection with the case.
Scotland Yard confirmed the arrest of the two. According to the newspaper, the research assistant was a Brit who lived and worked in China. He is said to have influenced British China policy for many years.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Chinese Premier Li Qiang met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in New Delhi, India last weekend. According to Downing Street, Sunak expressed “significant concerns about Chinese interference in the UK’s parliamentary democracy”.
Beijing confirmed the meeting. There the two exchanged their views. “We hope that Britain will put an end to political tensions, uphold the spirit of mutual respect and equal treatment, and constructively improve China-UK relations,” Mao Ning said.
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