A CHINA-funded firm was given personal knowledge of each Brit soldier — together with the SAS — in a feared security blunder.
Defence chiefs signed a cope with amenities supervisor Pinnacle Group regardless of Chinese language tycoon Terrence Tsang being the corporate’s greatest investor.
Chinese language companies are required by regulation to move knowledge to the ruling Communist Social gathering on demand.
London-based Pinnacle landed a £144million deal to “streamline and resolve” troops’ complaints over housing.
Mr Tsang, 47, who has hyperlinks to a number of Chinese language corporations, was appointed to Pinnacle’s board in August 2021 — days after the deal was introduced.
Insiders mentioned housing contracts let Pinnacle employees see the place troopers, sailors and airmen lived.
A report by MPs warned Chinese language companies and the Chinese language state had been “inextricably linked”.
However the MoD, headed by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, mentioned: “We take info security very critically and all Pinnacle employees engaged on the contract are UK-based and have handed related security clearance.”
The contract had been awarded “via the accepted authorities course of”, they added.
Pinnacle is majority-owned by holding firm Tstar Pinnacle, which lists Mr Tsang as the one individual with “vital management”.
However it mentioned: “Shareholders and buyers categorically don’t have entry to personal knowledge.”