Britain has deported three Chinese spies in a year
14:30, Friday, 05 February, 2021
CHINESE spies were intercepted and expelled from the UK after their fake journalist identities were uncovered, it is claimed.
The UK has sent three Chinese spies back to their homeland after they entered the country with media worker visas, according to The Telegraph. The purported spies are believed to be intelligence officers for Beijing’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) but pretended to “work for three different Chinese media agencies”, a senior Whitehall source told the news outlet. According to the report, the officers “all set foot in the UK” within the past year. They have not been named, but MI5 identified them and deported them back to China. The publication added that Downing Street is set to implement new laws to prevent espionage during the upcoming parliamentary session starting May. The report comes after experts warned China launched three spy satellites into space which are potentially being used to surveil rival countries’ naval fleets.