Ex-MI6 agent, 73, probed over claims he gave information to Beijing

Ex-MI6 agent, 73, ‘spied for China’: Former British diplomat and European Commission official is probed over claims he gave information to Beijing

  • Fraser Cameron, 73, has said that the allegations against him were ‘ridiculous’  
  • It is alleged that he was paid by China to supply information on EU institutions
  • An investigation into this by federal prosecutors in Brussels has been opened 

A former British diplomat is being investigated on suspicion of passing information to Chinese spies posing as journalists.

Fraser Cameron, 73, told The Times the allegations towards him were ‘ridiculous’ because he has ‘zero access to any secret or confidential information’. 

British and Belgian intelligence agencies, who were tracking Mr Cameron, concluded he was paid by China to supply information on EU institutions.

Fraser Cameron, 73, (pictured) is being investigated on suspicion of passing information to Chinese spies posing as journalists

This led to investigations being opened by federal prosecutors in Brussels, according to local media reports.

However, it is unknown what charges, if any, would be brought against Mr Cameron, who is accused of passing information to two Chinese spies.

The spies were working as accredited journalists in Brussels while allegedly working for the Ministry of State Security, the country’s intelligence agency. 

Mr Cameron is accused of passing ‘sensitive’ but not classified information, which he had gained through important contacts.

He is the director of the EU-Asia Centre and worked for the European Commission for 14 years and left in 2005.

He denied being able to find information that was not already in the public domain, but says he has contacts with Chinese journalists and civil servants. 

Mr Cameron worked for the European Commission for 14 years and left in 2005

Mr Cameron added that these contacts were part of his role running the EU-Asia Centre and ‘other experts in Brussels’ would have ‘similar contacts’. 

He said: ‘It might be that some of them have a double function’.  

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