The MI5 warns that Christine Qing Lee “acted in collusion” with the Communist Party of China (CCP) United Front Working Group (UFWD) and was “convicted of engaging in political interference in the UK”. ”
The MI5 “Interruption Warning” received by CNN on Thursday said: “We determine that the UFWD is seeking to covertly interfere in UK politics by establishing contacts with established and interested parliamentarians across the political spectrum.”
The warning added that Lee facilitates “financial donations to political parties, members of parliament, interested parliamentarians and individuals seeking political office in the UK, including making donations to political organizations on behalf of foreign nationals.”
The UK Company Register lists Lee as a British citizen.
While Lee called his UK-based activities “representing the UK Chinese community and enhancing diversity”, MI5 said the measures were “carried out in secret coordination with the UFWD, with the financial assistance of foreign nationals in China and Hong Kong”. Cong. “
CNN contacted Lee for comment but did not respond.
When I went to CNN Lee’s offices on Thursday, they were empty and had been intact for some time. A note on the door states that the office was closed due to infection. No one responded to the door or phone number placed on the door and the email to the public office address advertised.
Ian Duncan Smith, a senior British legislator and former leader of the ruling Conservative Party, warned in Parliament on Thursday that MI5 had warned House Speaker Lindsay Hoyle that “agents of the Chinese government” were actively working to “bring it down.” “Processes of Parliament.
Duncan Smith said, “This is a very worrying thing.
Lee said MI5 “has been extensively linked with individuals across the UK political spectrum, including the now-dissolved All-Party Parliamentary Chinese in the UK Group, and they may want to establish more APPGs on the CCP’s agenda.”
CNN contacted the Chinese embassy in London for comment.
Duncan Smith, in light of the incident, called on parliament to consider strengthening security and deporting the Chinese agent. Duncan Smith said he had heard that the person would not be deported and questioned why no further action would be taken against “an agent of a foreign dictatorial and despicable force.”
“It’s definitely not enough,” Duncan Smith said Thursday.
The MI5 said anyone contacted by Lee should “take note of his relationship with the Chinese government and advance the CCP’s agenda in UK politics” and contact the Director of Parliamentary Security if any “relevant or suspicious contact” is found.