Three Chinese Communist Party spies falsely posing as journalists were expelled from Britain in the past year.
“The trio are understood to be intelligence officers for Beijing’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) and arrived in the country on journalism visas under the fake pretext of working in the media,” The Telegraph reported.
The three spies pretended to work for three different Chinese state-run media outlets and “all set foot in the UK” in the past 12 months.
“Their true identities were uncovered by MI5 and they have since been forced to return to China. It is thought likely that the Chinese media companies were integral to their cover stories were complicit in these plots,” the piece adds.