UK lawmakers warned of Chinese spying threat

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LONDON (Reuters) -A woman suspected of working on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party has been attempting to improperly influence members of parliament, the speaker of the House of Commons said in a letter to lawmakers on Thursday. Speaker Lindsay Hoyle said Britain’s MI5 domestic intelligence service had found that the woman “has been engaged in political interference activities on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party, engaging with Members here at Parliament”. She “has facilitated financial donations to serving and aspiring Parliamentarians on behalf of foreign nationals based in Hong Kon…

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