Daily Mail: How Beijing uses its billions to buy political influence around the world: From £685bn invested in the Commonwealth, building 5G ‘spy’ networks to ‘take-overs’ through Latin America and Africa… as China’s British ‘spy’ is revealed
* The Chinese government has long used its billions to buy up political influence in countries around the world
* It has invested £685billion in Caribbean countries including Barbados and Jamaica since 2005
* Beijing struck a deal with Latin American states to build 5G networks and share nuclear technology
* MI5 has warned MPs about Christine Ching Kui Lee, a suspected spy for China’s Communist Party
Allegations that a suspected Chinese spy has donated more than £500,000 to a senior Labour MP in Britain appear to fit part and parcel with Beijing’s modus operandi — using its billions in cash to buy political influence across the planet.
Barry Gardiner, who was a member of Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet, received the donations from Christine Ching Kui Lee — mainly to cover staffing costs in his office — over a period of six years, and employed her son as his diary manager.
MI5 took the rare step of issuing MPs and peers with a warning today about Miss Lee’s cultivating of British politicians to secure a ‘UK political landscape’ that was ‘favourable’ to China’s authoritarian government.
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WNU Editor: The above Daily Mail investigation is a must read. What also helps China are the “useful idiots” …. Useful idiots playing China’s malign game (Daily Mail).