News ID: 235192
Published: 0252 GMT December 03, 2018

The future is tilting eastward toward China, British spymaster says

The future is tilting eastward toward China, British spymaster says
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Alex Younger

The global balance is tilting toward China as the world’s second largest economy gains significant capital, global clout and technological dominance, the chief of Britain’s MI6 spy service said on Monday.

“Basically, power, money and politics is going East,” Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, Alex Younger said. “That’s a new political reality we need to adjust to,” Reuters reported.

“Let’s also dwell on the opportunities inherent in that as well as the threats,” he said.

Speaking to students at the University of St. Andrews, he was asked about 5G reliance on Chinese technology.

“We have some decisions to take here,” Younger said. “We need to look at it and we need to have a conversation. It is not straightforward.”

The success of the Chinese economy can be illustrated by the rapid growth rate of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – very probably the highest in the world, on average, over the last three decades – and its leadership among the countries of the global South today, monthlyreview.org wrote.

 

 

   
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