After the spying arrest, Rishi Sunak informs the Chinese premier of his concerns about “interference”

Following the arrest of a parliamentary researcher for espionage, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak informed Premier Li Qiang on Sunday that he had “significant concerns” about China’s “interference” in democracy.

At the G20 summit in India on Sunday, Sunak expressed to Li Qiang his “significant concerns” about Chinese meddling in the parliamentary system of the UK.

The Sunday Times said that the guy was a researcher in the British parliament when UK police announced Saturday that they had detained a man in his twenties for espionage. Two males, one in his twenties and the other in his thirties, were detained by Metropolitan Police Service officers in March on suspicion of violating the Official Secrets Act.

The Sunday Times said that the suspect, who was in his 20s and working as a parliamentary researcher, had connections with Conservative Party lawmakers. Tom Tugendhat, the minister of security, and Alicia Kearns, the head of the Commons foreign affairs committee, were among them.