Sunak Tells Chinese Premier To Stop Spying On UK
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has conveyed to Premier Li Qiang his "significant concerns" about China's "interference" in democracy, particularly in light of the recent arrest of a parliamentary researcher on espionage charges.
During a G20 meeting held in India, Sunak expressed his "significant concerns about Chinese interference in the UK's parliamentary democracy." I Photo: Rishi Sunak Facebook
This was reported by Agence France-Presse (AFP).
During a G20 meeting held in India, Sunak expressed his "significant concerns about Chinese interference in the UK's parliamentary democracy," as stated by a Downing Street spokesman addressing journalists.
On Saturday, UK police announced the arrest of a man in his 20s for spying, and the Sunday Times reported that the individual was a researcher in the UK Parliament. Several news outlets, including The Independent, The Telegraph, and Bloomberg News, also reported on the UK's strong stance against Chinese espionage.
In March, officers from the Metropolitan Police Service arrested two men, one in his 20s and another in his 30s, on suspicion of offenses under the Official Secrets Act.
According to The Sunday Times, the suspect in his 20s had contacts with Members of Parliament (MPs) from the ruling Conservative Party while working as a parliamentary researcher.
Among those he had contact with were Security Minister Tom Tugendhat and Alicia Kearns, the chairman of the Commons foreign affairs committee.