The UK’s MI5 security agency has warned that a representative of the Chinese government is operating in the British Parliament.
According to a warning issued by the authorities, a person named Christine Chin Kui Lee is “intentionally engaged in political interference activities on behalf of the United Front Work Department (UFWD) of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).” That is.
Prime Minister Lee said he is promoting donations to political parties and politicians, and anyone contacted “promises to move the CCP agenda in British politics with the relationship with the Chinese state in mind. I warned that it should be done.
The warning was issued by Sir Iain Duncan Smith, a former Conservative leader, who called it a “grave concern.”
He called for Lee to be deported and demanded that the government make a statement to the House of Commons.
Tobias Ellwood, a former Conservative Minister who currently chairs the Commons Defense Commission, said: But the fact that it happened to this parliament must be urgent from this government. “
According to MI5’s “Security Service Interference Alert” sent to Congress, Lee was “determined to act secretly in collaboration with the UFWD and be involved in British political interference activities.”
It states: “UFWD determines that the UK political situation is CCP. We aim to foster relationships with influential people to ensure that they are in favor of the agenda and to challenge those who raise concerns about CCP activities such as human rights. “
MI5 said Lee “promotes financial donations to political parties, parliamentarians, aspiring parliamentarians, and individuals seeking political status in the UK, including promoting donations to political groups on behalf of foreigners. Was engaged in. “
Lee publicly states that her activity is to “represent the Chinese community in the UK and increase diversity,” but security agencies have said that her activity is “coordinating secrets with the UFWD.” Below, it is funded by a foreigner in China. ” And Hong Kong. “
Lee revealed that he has “widespread involvement with individuals throughout Britain’s political spectrum,” including the all-party parliamentary federation of the disbanded British group.
Labor lawmaker Barry Gardiner, who received a donation from Christine Lee in the past, said she had been “in contact with our security services” for many years.
He always knows that UK security services “she is involved in my office and that she has made donations in the past to fund researchers in my office, It has been fully recognized by me. “
He said all donations were properly reported and “the source was confirmed at that time” and “the security services clearly identified the improper funding provided through Christine Lee. I’m convinced that it has nothing to do with any funding. It arrived at my office. “
Gardiner said Christine Lee’s son, who had been hired as a diary manager, resigned on Thursday, adding that Security Services advised him: “
“It’s clearly serious that Congress looks like it has a real representative of a foreign hostile force,” said Conservative lawmaker Bob Seely, a member of the Commons Foreign Affairs Commission.
“We are afraid we are happy with the threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party administration,” he told PA News Agency.
PA Media contributed to this report.