As Sunak challenges Chinese premier at summit, does alleged intelligence escalation from Beijing suggest a new cold war?

Sunak challenges premier Li after ‘spying for China’ arrests

If it proves to be the case that China has recruited a Briton, who held a coveted job as a researcher in Westminster, as an agent, it represents a significant escalation in Beijing’s intelligence targeting of the UK.

Chinese spying efforts were once focused on the hacking and stealing of intellectual property. More recently there have been signs of a growth in human intelligence efforts, using undercover Chinese nationals in an effort to obtain information.

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