China has lashed out at media experiences alleging a person who was arrested on suspicion of espionage was gathering intelligence for Beijing, labelling the declare a “political farce”.
UK police stated over the weekend that that they had arrested a person in his twenties at his dwelling in Edinburgh for spying, with the Sunday Instances reporting he was a researcher in Britain’s parliament.
Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service arrested him, and one other man in his thirties, in March on suspicion of offences underneath the Official Secrets and techniques Act and each have been bailed till October.
The arrests led British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to inform Chinese language Premier Li Qiang on the G20 summit in New Delhi that he had “very strong concerns” about Beijing’s “interference” in democracy.
Requested concerning the media experiences that the British pair have been “arrested on suspicion of providing intelligence to China”, a spokesperson for the Chinese language embassy in London stated it was “malicious slander”.
“The claim that China is suspected of ‘stealing British intelligence’ is completely fabricated and nothing but malicious slander,” the spokesperson stated in an announcement printed late Sunday.
“We firmly oppose it and urge relevant parties in the UK to stop their anti-China political manipulation and stop putting on such self-staged political farce.”