German politician assistant accused of spying for China

Avatar of Samuel By Samuel Apr24,2024 #China #German #politician
German politician assistant accused of spying for China 0
German politician assistant accused of spying for China 0

(Dan Tri) – A German politician’s assistant was arrested on suspicion of spying for China.

Prosecutors accused a German politician’s assistant of sharing information about the European Parliament with Chinese intelligence agencies (Photo: AFP).

German federal prosecutors announced on April 23 that Mr. Jian G. was accused of sharing information about negotiations at the European Parliament with Chinese intelligence agencies.

`In January 2024, this person repeatedly passed information about negotiations and decisions in the European Parliament to his intelligence agency. This person also spied on Chinese opposition members in

The European Parliament’s website lists Jian Guo as an assistant to politician Maximilian Krah, the leading candidate of the far-right Alternative for¬†Germany¬†(AfD) party in the upcoming elections to the European Parliament

German politician assistant accused of spying for China

German politician Maximilian Krah (Photo: European Parliament).

Jian is a German national and is said to have worked as an assistant to politician Krah in Brussels since 2019.

German prosecutors said the suspect `is an employee of the Chinese secret service`.

According to prosecutors, the suspect was arrested in the city of Dresden, eastern Germany on April 22 and the suspect’s home was searched.

According to television stations ARD, RBB and SWR, which reported on the arrest, the suspect lives in both Dresden and Brussels.

The AfD party said the allegations were `very worrying`.

Previously, Germany on April 22 also arrested three citizens suspected of spying for China by providing secret maritime technology.

According to German media, these two incidents are not related.

According to Xinhua, the Chinese embassy in Berlin firmly denies the accusations.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin announced on April 22 that `recent reports on suspicion of Chinese espionage activities in Europe are all exaggerated and aimed at defaming and causing anger.`

`Not only have there been reports from Germany, but we also recorded similar reports from the UK in the past two days,` Mr. Uong said.

`We resolutely oppose such exaggeration and call on relevant parties to stop spreading false information about the so-called Chinese espionage threat, stop political manipulation and defame China.`

Mr. Wang emphasized that `China carries out cooperation with Europe and all other countries on the basis of mutual respect and non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, and promotes mutually beneficial cooperation with

Avatar of Samuel

By Samuel

Related Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *