Christine Lee, the alleged Chinese communist spy, reportedly donated over £ 700,000 to the left-wing Labor Party in Britain as part of a “political interference” campaign orchestrated by Beijing.
On Thursday, it was revealed that MI5 had contacted the Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, and warned that the founder of the “British Chinese project”, Christine Lee had been working to engage with MPs to “undermine the process” ”Of democracy.
The main target of the alleged espionage conspiracy centered around former Socialist Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn, Barry Gardiner MP.
Lee donated nearly £ 700,000 in political contributions to the Labor Party, according to to The sun, the vast majority of which went directly into the coffers of former Blair-era minister and Corbyn-era shadow cabinet member Barry Gardiner. Sir. Curtains are reported having received over £ 500,000 from Mrs Lee over a six-year period.
In addition to the financial investment, the Labor MP was also revealed to have employed the alleged Chinese spy’s son until Thursday morning, claiming that he was first informed by the security services that Mrs Lee was a spy agent.
“So I went and I immediately contacted her son who has worked in my office as diary manager and I asked him to resign immediately, which he did,” Mr. Gardiner told Sky News.
“But I would like to emphasize to you that the security services told me that they had no information that led them to believe that he was aware of his mother’s illegal activity.”
Gardner admitted that he had “spoken openly and honestly” with British intelligence services “for a number of years” about his relationship with Mrs Lee. He asserted that his confession had been obtained through torture and that his confession had been obtained through torture.
The Labor MP went on to suggest that his previous criticism of the Chinese Communist Party on issues such as climate change and human rights showed that he was not dependent on China.
The Chinese Communist Party has in the past attacked left-wing politicians in a similar way, including California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, who had allegedly hired a Chinese spy as his driver for twenty years.
Over a dozen British universities are reportedly under investigation by security services for their relationship with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which may have violated national security and human rights laws. https://t.co/JPASmB4Fvn
– Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) February 8, 2021
Lee, the founder of the ‘British Chinese Project’ non-profit, which seeks to “promote engagement, understanding and cooperation between Chinese society and the wider British community,” has been active in engaging with heavy hits from across politics spectrum in the UK.
The alleged spy has been pictured with former Labor leader, Socialist Jeremy Corbyn, as well as with former Tory Party prime minister david cameron, which has long sought to increase economic ties between Britain and the communist state, including attempts to create a £ 1 billion investment fund with China.
Cameron’s right-hand man, Chancellor George Osborne, even boasted of a “golden era”, Which had been created between Britain and China.
Lee also received an award from Cameron’s successor, former Prime Minister Theresa May, who said at the time: “You should feel very proud of the difference that ‘The British Chinese Project’ makes to promote engagement, understanding and cooperation between the Chinese and British communities in the UK.
“I also wish you good luck with your work to promote the inclusion and participation of British-Chinese in the British political system.”
Parliamentary records also revealed that the leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Ed Davey, was also a recipient of political donations from Mrs Lee.
In response to the revelation, Sir Ed said on Friday that he was “shocked” by the donation, saying: “I can not even remember this woman, to be honest.”
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– Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) February 27, 2021
The Chinese Embassy in London denied that Lee operated as a spy in the UK and continued to accuse MI5 of using smashing and intimidation tactics to target Chinese society in the UK.
“China always adheres to the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries,” a spokesman said said.
“We have no need and never seek to ‘buy influence’ in any foreign parliament. We are strongly opposed to the trick of smearing and intimidation against Chinese society in Britain.”
The former leader of the Conservative Party and prominent critic of the communist state, Sir Iain Duncan Smith said that he believed that “this is clearly a form of espionage”.
Sir Iain, who was personally sanctioned last year by Beijing for his efforts to label the persecution of Uighurs in the Xinjiang region of China as a genocide, went on to say he has been told that Lee and her staff did not will be deported from the UK.
“Why in heaven’s name is such an agent permitted in the land?” he asked.
Another Member of Parliament who was sanctioned by the Communist regime, Tory Tim Loughton said that the scandal shows, “why I and other parliamentarians sanctioned by China have repeatedly called for a complete overhaul of exactly where all the sinister prisoners of the Chinese Communist Party have bought influence or veiled into so many institutions, boardrooms and organizations across the country. “
– China Xinhua News (@XHNews) January 4, 2022
The Chinese spy scandal comes days after Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua released a James Bond parody titled ‘0.07 No Time to Die Laughing’, which mocked the notion that China represents a espionage threat against Britain, particularly concerns over Chinese telecommunications. company Huawei has a “back door” to Beijing to access British data.
The Cringe sketch came in response to one talk in November from the head of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) Richard Moore, where he characterized China as a top priority for the foreign intelligence service.
“The Chinese intelligence services are extremely skilled and continue to carry out large-scale espionage operations against Britain and our allies. This includes targeting those working in government, industries or research of particular interest to the Chinese state. They also monitor and try to carry out unnecessary impact on the Chinese diaspora, ”Moore said.
“Adapting to a world affected by China’s emergence is a top priority for MI6. We deepen our understanding of China across the British intelligence community and expand the options available to the government in dealing with the systemic challenges that it poses. “
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– Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) May 2, 2021
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