In response to the allegations by the heads of British and American intelligence services, a spokesman for the Chinese embassy in the UK responded on Wednesday (July 6) that the two countries' accusations against China were "made out of nothing". The official website of the Chinese embassy in the UK quoted a spokesman as saying that the "so-called cases cited by the UK and the US are purely based on the wind" and that "the US and UK intelligence agencies are the habitual offenders who arbitrarily engage in eavesdropping, theft,
infiltration and subversion against other countries." "We strongly condemn this ugly show of thieves shouting to catch thieves and deceiving the world," the spokesman was quoted as saying. The spokesman also urged US and British intelligence industry email list agencies to abandon the "Cold War mentality" and "stop spreading the 'China threat theory'". The Chinese embassy in the United States reiterated on Thursday that the Taiwan issue is "purely China's internal affairs."
McCallum also pointed to a series of China-related examples. Among them was a British aviation expert who received an online offer of a lucrative job offer. He traveled twice to China for "delicious food and wine" before being asked for technical information on military aircraft by a company that was in fact a front-line agency for Chinese intelligence officials.