China furious at ‘conspiracy theories’ after dossier’s spy claims

A former British diplomat yesterday revealed he had contributed to the controversial dossier on Huawei. Charles Parton, who spent 13 years of his 37-year diplomatic career in China, made public his involvement in the report amid growing calls for the Chinese telecoms giant to be axed from Britain’s 5G network. Yesterday, the Daily Mail revealed … Read more China furious at ‘conspiracy theories’ after dossier’s spy claims

Former chancellor George Osborne ‘is linked to the pro China 48 Group Club’

George Osborne is the latest political heavyweight to be linked to a pro-China lobbying group accused of grooming Britain’s elite. Mr Osborne, who steered a lucrative ‘golden era’ of relations with Beijing as chancellor, was a guest of honour alongside a Huawei executive at a dinner hosted by the 48 Group Club, The Times reported. … Read more Former chancellor George Osborne ‘is linked to the pro China 48 Group Club’

Former chancellor George Osborne ‘is linked to the pro China 48 Group Club’

George Osborne is the latest political heavyweight to be linked to a pro-China lobbying group accused of grooming Britain’s elite. Mr Osbrone, who steered a lucrative ‘golden era’ of relations with Beijing as chancellor, was a guest of honour alongside a Huawei executive at a dinner hosted by the 48 Group Club, The Times reported. … Read more Former chancellor George Osborne ‘is linked to the pro China 48 Group Club’

Congress told of US withdrawal from World Health Organization

BREAKING NEWS: White House tells Congress it is formally withdrawing from the World Health Organization – to fury from Democrats who say the move ‘leaves Americans sick’ and alone The White House provided formal notification to Congress  Trump announced the move amid the pandemic He blasted the WHO for failing to contain the virus and … Read more Congress told of US withdrawal from World Health Organization

Hong Kong police are handed power to raid people’s homes without a warrant

Hong Kong police have been granted permission to carry out warrant-less home searches under China’s new national security law after the city’s government unveiled vastly expanded powers authorised by Beijing. Officers now also have the right to ban suspects from leaving the city, confiscate their assets, conduct secret surveillance and intercept communications, according to a … Read more Hong Kong police are handed power to raid people’s homes without a warrant

China furious at ‘conspiracy theories’ after dossier’s spy claims

China vented fury at ‘conspiracy theories’ today after a controversial dossier accused it of trying to turn British establishment figures into agents. The bombshell 86-page report sparked a furious row by alleging a campaign by Beijing to persuade influential individuals to back Huawei and its strategic aims. Among a string of incendiary claims, it described … Read more China furious at ‘conspiracy theories’ after dossier’s spy claims

Ministers vow to ‘stand up for British values and security’ amid China row

Ministers vowed to ‘stand up for British values and security’ today after China threatened ‘consequences’ if Huawei is barred from involvement in the 5G network. The government is set to U-turn on allowing the firm a role in the huge project after intelligence agencies warned US sanctions had raised doubts about security. Conservative MPs are … Read more Ministers vow to ‘stand up for British values and security’ amid China row

TikTok says it will stop its app from working in Hong Kong following ‘recent events’

TikTok says it will stop its app from working in Hong Kong due to introduction of China’s security law after insisting it does not share users’ information with Beijing TikTok said last night it would be stopping operations in Hong Kong within days  Beijing last week imposed a sweeping new national security law on Hong … Read more TikTok says it will stop its app from working in Hong Kong following ‘recent events’

TikTok says it will stop its app from working in Hong Kong following ‘recent events’

TikTok says it will stop its app from working in Hong Kong following ‘recent events’ after insisting it does not share users’ information with Beijing TikTok said last night it would be stopping operations in Hong Kong within days  Beijing last week imposed a sweeping new national security law on Hong Kong Facebook, Google and … Read more TikTok says it will stop its app from working in Hong Kong following ‘recent events’

China accuses UK of ‘gross interference’ over Hong Kong

Beijing’s ambassador to the UK has accused the British Government of a ‘gross interference in China’s internal affairs’ after Boris Johnson offered up to three million Hong Kongers a route to citizenship.  Mr Johnson announced the move last week after China pressed ahead with imposing a controversial national security law on Hong Kong.  But Liu … Read more China accuses UK of ‘gross interference’ over Hong Kong