0817 GMT May 19, 2019
“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.