Review to probe activities of Chinese agent, says security minister


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A review is to be held into how a suspected Chinese agent was able to get so close to senior British politicians, security minister Damian Hinds has said. MI5 has taken the rare step of circulating a warning to MPs that Christine Lee – a prominent London-based solicitor – has been engaged in “political interference activities” on behalf of China’s ruling communist regime. The Chinese Embassy rejected the claims, accusing the authorities of “smearing and intimidation” against the Chinese community in the UK. However, Mr Hinds said the security services have been aware of Lee’s activities – including channelling funds...