Chinese intelligence officers have infiltrated a charity organization founded by the late Prince Philip.
They entered FaithInvest to conduct operations and buy influence.
Dealers have partnered with charity to meet Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle. The Duke also met the charity’s co-founder, Martin Palmer, at Buckingham Palace.
The revelations come after British intelligence exposed a ring of Chinese spies who tried to infiltrate Parliament.
And intelligence sources have now revealed that Communist agents working for a department in Beijing accused of espionage by MI5 visited the Palace in 2017.
They have also met the Prince several times through a second charity, the Alliance for Religion and Conservation (ARC), also founded by Mr Palmer.
The agents operated through the Chinese Taoist Association. It has partnered with FaithInvest and last sent a delegation to the Palace in 2017.
The Duke posed for pictures with the group but there was no hint that he or Mr Palmer knew the group had been compromised.
The group is controlled by Beijing’s United Front Work Office.
One source said: “The United Front Working Group is used to present a more acceptable face to a rather uncomfortable regime.
“But they also engage in ruthless intelligence operations and foreign interference.”
Christine Lee – removed by MI5 earlier this month for trying to buy influence in Congress – is part of their spy network that feeds information back to China.
Yesterday it also appeared baroness Tory, Lady Bates attended a conference organized by the group.
When the charges were brought to Mr. Palmer, he said: “I have worked with Taoist, Buddhist and Christian groups in China on environmental issues since the early 1990s through the ARC.
“Since the eighth century, all religious organizations in China have been officially under one government ministry because the Chinese government knows that belief can be both a great driver of cohesion and cohesion. social cohesion, was both a source of opposition and dissent – and that tension remains to this day. .
“For most of the time ARC worked with Chinese religious groups, that ministry was Sara – the State Administration of Religion.
“But all religious institutions were included in the United Front Work Department when Sara was closed a few years ago.
“The Chinese Taoist Association has played an important role in religious and ecological discussions, both in China and in Chinese communities around the world.
“That is why Prince Philip, who founded the ARC, has met the Magi on a number of occasions.”
Buckingham Palace said it was a matter of FaithInvest.
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