The head of the UK’s secret intelligence service, also known as mi6 Richard Moore, has warned of china’s increasingly assertive stance in global affairs. He also warned that china’s debt and data traps pose a major threat to the world. Richard Moore, also known to spies, is seen and in charge of the UK’s foreign intelligence apparatus, said in his first live broadcast interview with the BBC that these traps threatened to erode the country’s sovereignty. Moore stated that Beijing is trying to use influence through its economic policies and sometimes get people on the hook. We need to be very robust in fighting our corner and leverage the entrepreneurial animal spirits within science and technology to keep up with Beijing. The mi6 chief’s observation comes as Uganda faces the prospect of losing its entry to the international airport because it has failed to repay a 200 million dollar loan from china’s Exim bank for airport expansion.
Beijing has refused to relax the toxic clause in the financing agreement, which allows China to take over the airport in case of a loan default and any proceedings brought by the lender against Uganda. Civil aviation authority assets would not be protected by sovereign immunity because the Uganda government waived immunity on airport assets in the 2015 loan agreement. Moore also stated that China can harvest data from all over the world. He described the data trap as if you are allowing another country to gain access to really critical data about your society. That will erode your sovereignty over time, and you will no longer have control over the data.
He stated that the UK authorities were well aware of the threat and had taken precautionary measures to protect the country. He also stated that under Mr xi, it is clear that we are now in a more assertive phase with china and that china has expectations of its role in the international community. Furthermore, he stated that what the united kingdom and the united states have done in the past by using force, China is doing the same thing by using loans and debt to acquire significant ports that have the potential to become a naval facilities. He also stated that as hostile governments and criminals developed artificial intelligence and quantum computing attacks, not only thesis but also the GCHQ government communications headquarters and mi5 would need to tap into the expertise of the technology industry. You
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