On Friday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin denounced the UK’s accusations over possible interference, saying that “someone has seen too many Agent James Bond films”.
His words came after British Military Intelligence (known as MI5) accused the Asian giant of approaching British MPs to “interfere” in UK politics.
“Some have seen many James Bond films and made unnecessary connections,” the state-run newspaper Global Times quoted Wang as saying at a press conference. Thus, she made it clear that China “does not need to interfere in political interference activities.”
Wang also described such statements as “irresponsible” and “alarming.” “China hopes that senior British officials will stop making these kinds of statements,” he insisted.
For his part, a spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in the United Kingdom stressed that “China has always adhered to the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries. There is no need and we do not seek to buy influence abroad. Parliaments.”