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.
Arrests were made in Oxfordshire and Edinburgh in March. Both have been released on bail and will face court in October on espionage charges, the Metropolitan Police said.
Former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith, known for his critical stance on China, told Times Radio that “the country has been deeply infiltrated by the Chinese”. He called for tougher security checks in Parliament and a review of the government’s China policy.
Sunak to Li: “Unacceptable”
Downing Street confirmed on Sunday that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak expressed “significant concerns about any interference” in a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in India, which ends in Parliament three days later. Democracy of the United Kingdom”. This is “unacceptable”.
According to Chinese news agency Xinhua, the Chinese side said Li called Chung in New Delhi to resolve differences in an orderly manner and respect each other’s core interests and core concerns. The report did not mention espionage allegations. Expanded cooperation between the two countries is welcomed.
Attempts to dissolve
Sunak’s conservative government is trying to cut ties with China. For example, it cooperates in the fight against climate change, but maintains criticism on issues such as human rights. “I think it’s right to take the opportunity to engage and specifically address concerns rather than shout from the sidelines,” Sunak said.
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