Chinese Spy Device Found Hidden In British Government Car

Concerns over the covert use of Chinese spyware prompted intelligence operatives to investigate an unknown number of British government and diplomatic vehicles. This resulted in the discovery of at least one SIM card capable of transmitting location data and this tracking device was found hidden in an official government car.

Officials forensically searched the vehicles amid growing security fears and found disturbing items during the sweep, including a SIM card capable of transmitting location data which was found inside the sealed part of a car imported from China.

Security sours said the tracking SIM can watch the government over a period of months and years, constantly recording movements and building a picture of activities. 

The vehicles searched are often used by diplomats and senior members of the government and the suspicion is that Chinese intelligence services have been targeting British government ministers. It is understood Chinese car parts are fitted to government vehicles without being opened or examined because of warranty concerns.

Former British Conservative Party leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith has called for China to be recognised as a threat to the UK.

The discovery has raised national security concerns in the UK amid mounting fears that Chinese and Russian intelligence services had been targeting British ministers. The UK government now says China poses a significant threat to the UK on many different levels, citing potential hazards such as intellectual property theft and the intimidation of British citizens.

The announcement of this discovery followed Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's recent announcement that the 'golden era' of UK-China relations was 'over'. Sunak stressed that China posed a 'systemic challenge' to Britain's interests and values. 

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