London ex-official admits falling for Chinese honey trap

Ian Clement

Ian Clement

London’s former deputy mayor, Ian Clement, has admitted he was lured by a female Chinese secret agent, who drugged him and ransacked his Beijing hotel room after having sex with him. Clement said he fell for “the oldest trick in the book”, euphemistically known as ‘honey trap’ in intelligence circles, while accompanying UK Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell to Beijing to “build contacts with potential investors” for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He said he became acquainted with an attractive Chinese woman at the exclusive official party on the opening night of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and had a few drinks with her. He then invited her to his hotel room, where he eventually became unconscious. Upon waking up, several hours later, he found that “the woman had rifled through confidential documents and downloaded details about how the capital is run from his BlackBerry Smartphone”. Interestingly, Clement said that he and the rest of the British official delegation to the Beijing Olympics had been briefed by MI6 prior to their trip and specifically warned that the Chinese Ministry of State Security often use honey traps to get information from visiting foreign officials. This is the second time in recent months that the name of a British government official has been connected with a honey trap operation. Last July, British diplomat James Hudson resigned following the emergence of video footage showing him cavorting with two prostitutes. The video was widely thought to have been shot by agents of Russia’s Federal Security Service.

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2 Responses to London ex-official admits falling for Chinese honey trap

  1. Ayrdale says:

    Sweet and sour takeaways…

  2. pop says:

    me too

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