The UK has reportedly expelled three alleged Chinese spies who were posing as journalists.
Three intelligence officers working under the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS) arrived in the country on journalism visas and claimed to be working for the media.
An unnamed source from the Whitehall said that the three alleged spies have been on British soil for the past 12 months before they were discovered by the MI5 and deported.
In response to the infiltration, Downing Street announced that it will introduce new legislation to revise current laws on spying and the Official Secrets Act.
There is also a proposed “mega Bill” which would be patterned on the US-style Foreign Agents Registration Act.
UK’s Ofcom also revoked the UK licence of the Chinese state-owned broadcaster CGTN after they discovered it was not under the editorial control of its licence holder fueling suspicions that it was under Chinese state control.
“The ruling is confirmation that the Chinese Communist Party is the ultimate controller of its broadcasts which is not permitted under UK law,” said Julian Knight, Tory chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee.
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