China is accused of trying to spy on a civil servant at the British embassy in Beijing by hiding a listening device in a teapot
China is accused of spying on an official at the British embassy in Beijing by hiding a listening device in a teapot.
- The insect was reportedly only found in the teapot when it fell to the floor
China is accused of trying to spy on an official by hiding a listening device in a teapot.
The pot was given as a gift to an employee of the British embassy in Beijing and it only turned out to contain an insect when the teapot broke.
An insider said The sun: ‘They received a tea set from their hosts as a parting gift.
‘They really liked this and took the tea set to Great Britain.
“Every time they ate a Chinese meal, they would take out this tea set and use it. One day they were washing dishes and accidentally knocked over the teapot, causing it to fall on the floor.”
China is accused of trying to spy on an official by hiding a listening device in a teapot (File image)
It is believed that the bug did not collect any private data. In the photo: Chinese President Xi Jinping
The source explained that when they bent over to pick up the broken pieces of the jar, they discovered that a recording device was hidden inside.
It is believed that the bug did not collect any private data.
News of this spying apparatus comes just a week after it was revealed that a Chinese spy was working in Westminster.
The man, in his 20s, was arrested under the Official Secrets Act after allegedly passing top secret documents to China.
The arrest was announced last week, but he was arrested in March this year.
Now new concerns have been raised about Parliament’s security, following claims the so-called ‘Chinese spy’ has had access to the Palace of Westminster for months without being vetted.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak recently read out the riot bill to his Chinese counterpart over Beijing’s ‘unacceptable’ interference in British democracy.