British Parliamentary Investigator Denies Charges of Spying for China
London, September 11, 2023 – Two individuals, including a British parliamentary investigator, were recently arrested on suspicion of spying for China. However, the investigator vehemently denied the charges in a document released on September 11, asserting their absolute innocence.
The Metropolitan Police of London announced on March 10 that they had apprehended two men, suspected of violating the Official Secrets Act. The Sunday Times, a reputable British newspaper, revealed that one of the arrestees was a parliamentary researcher and subsequently published their photo on September 11.
“Given the media coverage, it is imperative to clarify that I am entirely innocent. Throughout my career, I have diligently educated others about the challenges and threats posed by the Chinese Communist Party,” stated the investigator. “After careful consideration, I stand by this unequivocal conclusion.”
According to the police, both suspects have been released on bail until the beginning of October. The other individual involved has yet to make any public statements.
During the G20 summit held in India, British Prime Minister Sunak raised concerns regarding Chinese interference in British parliamentary democracy in a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Qiang on October 10. He emphatically communicated his worries on the matter.
The Chinese embassy in the UK responded to these allegations in a statement, declaring, “The claim that China is suspected of ‘stealing British information’ is a complete fabrication and malicious slander.”
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[ロンドン １１日 ロイター] – Two people, including a British parliamentary investigator, were arrested on suspicion of spying for China, and the investigator released a document on the 11th denying the charges, saying they were “absolutely innocent.”
London’s Metropolitan Police announced on the 10th that they had arrested two men in March on suspicion of breaching the Official Secrets Act. British newspaper The Sunday Times reported that one of them was a parliamentary researcher, and also published a photo on the 11th.
“Given the reporting, I needed you to know that I am completely innocent. I have spent my career to this day educating others about the challenges and threats posed by the Chinese Communist Party,” investigators wrote in a statement. “I have come to this conclusion.”
According to the police, the two suspects were released on bail until the beginning of October. The other man has not made a public comment.
British Prime Minister Sunak touched on this issue during a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Qiang on the 10th in India, where the Group of 20 (G20) summit was held, and expressed concerns about Chinese interference in British parliamentary democracy. clearly he has communicated the following. See more
“The claim that China is suspected of ‘stealing British information’ is a complete fabrication and malicious slander,” the Chinese embassy in the UK said in a statement.
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