By Alexander Zhang of The Epoch Times,
Britain’s MI5 security agency has warned that an agent of the Chinese regime has been active in the UK Parliament.
An alert issued by the agency said an individual named Christine Ching Kui Lee has been “knowingly engaged in political interference activities on behalf of the United Front Work Department (UFWD) of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).”
It said Lee has been facilitating financial donations to political parties and politicians, and warned that anyone contacted by her should be “mindful of her affiliation with the Chinese state and remit to advance the CCP’s agenda in UK politics.”Screengrab of an alert issued by the Office of the Speaker of the House of Commons of an MI5 Security Service Interference Alert (SSIA) warning that Christine Ching Kui Lee is “an agent of the Chinese government,” issued on Jan. 12, 2022. (PA)
The alert was made public by Sir Iain Duncan Smith, a former leader of the Conservative Party, who called it “a matter of grave concern.” He called for Lee to be deported and demanded the government make a statement to the House of Commons.
Tobias Ellwood, a Conservative former minister who now chairs the Commons Defence Committee, said: “This is the sort grey-zone interference we now anticipate and expect from China. But the fact that it’s happened to this Parliament, there must be a sense of urgency from this government.”
According to MI5’s “Security Service Interference Alert” sent to Parliament, Lee has “acted covertly in co-ordination with the UFWD and is judged to be involved in political interference activities in the UK.”
It said: “We judge that the UFWD is seeking to covertly interfere in UK politics through establishing links with established and aspiring parliamentarians across the political spectrum. The UFWD seeks to cultivate relationships...