Ongoing investigation into how ‘Chinese spy’ entered private parliamentary event – News Block

The House of Commons is said to be investigating an event held last week that was reportedly attended by a Chinese “spy”.

A man claiming to be a tourist reportedly attempted to enter an invite-only talk on July 5 addressed by Hong Kong freedom activists.

The individual thought to be a spy gave a name that was not on the approved list and did not say who he represented. He daily mail says the man left after a brief confrontation.

He Telegraph now reports that parliamentary authorities are investigating the event.


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Bob Seely, a Conservative MP and member of the foreign affairs select committee who organized the discussion, told the Mail It would be “completely inappropriate” for Beijing to “send an operative to intimidate or record people at a private parliamentary event.”

At the meeting they addressed Finn Lau and Christopher Mung, who are two of three British-based Hong Kongers who were handed arrest rewards of 100,000 pounds by Beijing-controlled Hong Kong police last week.

Finn Lau, a 29-year-old chartered surveyor, fled to the UK in 2019 to escape persecution. He has created the campaign groups Hong Kong Liberty and Stand with Hong Kong.

Christopher Mung, a 51-year-old union activist who flew to the UK in 2021 to escape persecution by communist authorities, also spoke at the meeting on the commons.

In total, around 200 parliamentarians, peers, journalists and democracy advocates were invited to attend the private briefing organized on Hong Kong.

Seely, who is a member of the House of Commons foreign affairs committee, told the Daily Mail: “If it was a spy for the Chinese Communist Party, then it is yet another example of the malign incompetence of this regime.

“It would be completely inappropriate for Beijing to send an operation to intimidate or record people inside a private parliamentary event.”

Mr. Lau, who was once beaten unconscious by suspected CCP sympathizers, told the newspaper, “I think this man was a CCP informer. This is one of the most remote committee rooms in Parliament. And it’s on the top floor. It is not a coincidence that a random Chinese tourist was outside the room at the exact moment and tried to access the event.

Conservative MP Sir Iain Duncan Smith also stated: “The government must act on this, it’s amazing.”

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