An extraordinary leaked database of 1.95 million registered CCP members reveals how Beijing’s “malign influence” now stretches into almost every corner of British life, including defence firms, banks and pharmaceutical giants.
Some members, who swear oath to ‘guard Party secrets, be loyal to the Party, work hard, fight for communism throughout my life…and never betray the Party’, are understood to have jobs in British consulates
Most alarmingly, some of its members – who swear a solemn oath to ‘guard Party secrets, be loyal to the Party, work hard, fight for communism throughout my life…and never betray the Party’ – are understood to have secured jobs in British consulates.
Among them is a senior official at the British Consulate in Shanghai. Its headquarters is also home to intelligence officers from the UK security services.
The database was originally leaked on Telegram, the encrypted instant messaging app, and passed in September by a Chinese dissident to the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, which comprises more than 150 legislators around the world who are concerned by the influence and activities of the Chinese government. Detailed analysis by MoS of the material reveals that pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and AstraZeneca both involved in the development of coronavirus vaccines employed a total 123 party loyalists.
Writing in The Mail on Sunday today, former Tory Party leader Iain Duncan Smith says: ‘This investigation proves that members of the Chinese Communist Party are now spread around the globe, with members working for some of the world’s most important multinational corporations, academic institutions and our own diplomatic services.
‘The Government must now move to expel and remove any members of the Communist Party from our Consuls throughout China. They can either serve the UK or the Chinese Communist Party. They cannot do both.’
CCP members worked in top banks, defence firms & pharma companies
Defence firms like Airbus, Boeing and Rolls-Royce also employed hundreds of party members, the leak revealed.
Recently, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed China for stealing research and intellectual property from Chinese students studying in American colleges.
Addressing scholars at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta, Pompeo called China’s Communist Party the “central threat of our time”.
Pompeo’s statement comes after US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross accused China for not complying with the international trade rules and termed Beijing as a principal military and economic threat in the Asian region.
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