Report: ‘Chinese Spies’ Slipping Into UK Using Citizenship of Third Countries

a British flag is blown by the wind near to Big Ben’s clock tower in front of the UK Houses of Parliament in central LondonInternationalIndiaAfricaMOSCOW (Sputnik) – MI5, the Security Service of the United Kingdom, has reportedly warned cabinet ministers that “Chinese spies” are slipping into the country by obtaining citizenship in third countries and using their visa-free access to the UK.Citing senior government sources, a British newspaper reported that MI5 has provided evidence showing nationals of hostile countries, including China, have entered the UK after obtaining citizenship in countries whose citizens are allowed to enter the UK without visas. MI5 reportedly fears that agents working for the Chinese government could be among those people.According to the UK outlet, the issue has prompted the UK Home Office to prepare new visa restrictions against several countries through which “Chinese spies” are entering the territory of the UK. AsiaUK Military ‘Actively Recruiting’ New Spies for Deployment in Asian Region Amid AUKUS-Caused Waves17 September 2021, 11:32 GMTHowever, the UK Foreign Office has allegedly blocked the measure, resulting in some government ministers nicknaming UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly as “Mr Softy,” the report said. MI5 has reportedly suggested that agents of Russia’s special services could resort to the same measures to enter the territory of the UK.


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