MI6 thanks China after James Bond parody
EA shift in deference between MI6 and the new Chinese news agency controlled by Beijing. On Thursday, January 6, the head of the British intelligence agency, Richard Moore, praised the “free publicity” provided by the press agency that published a parody of James Bond, mocking the rapprochement between London and Washington.
The video released by the Chinese agency with the title You might die of laughter.It is China’s response to recent statements by Richard Moore. Last November, when tensions between China and the United Kingdom were rising, Richard Moore publicly said that “adapting to a world affected by the rise of China is a top priority.”
The head of MI6 accused Beijing of “collecting information from around the world” and “using its influence to catch people in its net”.
In response, the official New China News Agency on Tuesday published on Twitter (the social network is blocked in China) a four-and-a-half-minute long video in English, which shows two Chinese actors playing MI6 agents: a man in a tuxedo named “James Pond” (“Pond” in English “Pond”). ” means) and his colleague is wearing a suit. In this laugh-packed video, shot and filmed in a palace, the duo mocks Western critics who say they are a Chinese threat.
“Thanks for your interest (and the unexpected free ad),” replied Richard Moore. The MI6 chief also posted a link to his November speech about Chinese agents “exploiting the open nature of British society” to “facilitate their work”.
Read moreMI6 finally received James Bond
In a video from New China, the two fake British agents discuss a file detailing Chinese espionage techniques… before realizing they’re actually their American partners. James Curre went on to condemn MI6’s scathing criticism of Beijing, a tactic he claimed was used to “get a bigger budget next year”.
During a call with the CIA, Agent “0.07” learned that his phone had been tapped… by his American partner. “Being an enemy of America is dangerous. But being America’s friend is deadly,” concludes Pond. The British government has decided to exclude Chinese equipment maker Huawei from its 5G network in 2020, following a US intelligence warning from Beijing.