China says UK spy claims result of watching ‘too many 007 movies’

The exterior view of Thames House, British intelligence MI5 headquarters, London, Britain. China has dismissed a public warning by MI5 that a suspected Chinese agent had worked on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party to influence lawmakers in the British Parliament, calling the accusations ‘alarmist remarks based on some individuals’ subjective assumptions’. – EPA pic, January 14, 2022.

CHINA today dismissed a rare public warning by British security services that a suspected Chinese agent was trying to influence lawmakers, saying it was the result of watching “too many 007 movies”.

British authorities said yesterday that a London-based solicitor “knowingly engaged in political interference activities” inside Parliament, citing Britain’s counter-intelligence and domestic spy agency MI5. 

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