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UK spy chief warns use of Chinese technology threatens global security

From satellite systems to digital currencies, China is using new technologies to suppress dissent at home and control its enemies abroad, says a British intelligence chief.

According to excerpts from Secretary Jeremy Fleming’s scheduled speech, China, unlike Britain and its democratic allies, uses technological advances “to gain advantage through markets, people within its sphere of influence, and control of its own people.” Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), UK’s electronic espionage agency.

Fleming is scheduled to issue the warning Tuesday at London’s Royal United Service Institute, a defense and security think tank. His office released excerpts of his speech to reporters in advance.

The intelligence director will say that Beijing’s “combined with fear is driving China to take actions that could pose a great threat to all of us.”

Citing China’s focus on strategically important technologies, Fleming said how the government’s response to China “defines our future,” saying that democratic countries It says the science and technology community must rise to the challenge.

According to excerpts from his speech, Fleming gives several examples of how China is seeking to leverage key technologies or rewrite international standards.

China is pursuing a centralized digital currency that “could allow China to partially circumvent the kinds of international sanctions currently in place. [Vladimir] According to a prepared remark, Fleming would say.

According to Fleming, Beijing is building a Beidou satellite system that can be used to block adversaries’ access to space or to enhance surveillance of its citizens.

“Many believe that China is building a powerful anti-satellite capability and has a tenet of denying other nations access to space in the event of a conflict. There are also concerns that it could be used to track individuals,” says Fleming.

China has also proposed new international rules for the internet that could threaten digital freedoms, tighten state control and threaten human rights “by introducing new tracking methods,” an excerpt of the speech said.

According to Fleming, China’s technology exports are an effort to create a country that risks “mortgaging its customers’ economies and governments” and “the future” by buying Chinese technology, including “hidden costs.” is part of

Fleming’s planned speech comes after the FBI director and his British counterpart issued stark warnings about the security threat posed by China in July.

Fleming would say that “fear” underlies China’s belief in one-party rule and rigid state control. The Alliance: Fear of an Open, Democratic Order and a Whole System Based on International Rules”

China has accused the United States, Britain, and their allies of trying to block China’s rise as a world power, denying allegations of human rights abuses or trying to coerce other governments into doing so.

Fleming also said, according to an excerpt from his speech, that the Russian army was in a “desperate situation” and planned to deal with Russia’s recent setbacks in the war in Ukraine.

“Far from the inevitable Russian military victory spewed by their propaganda machine, it is clear that Ukraine’s courageous actions on the battlefield and in cyberspace are turning the tide,” the excerpt reads.

“The costs to Russia are staggering in manpower and equipment. We know – and Russian commanders on the ground know – that they are short on supplies and ammunition.” “The Russian army is exhausted. The use of prisoners for reinforcement, and now the mobilization of tens of thousands of inexperienced conscripts, speaks of a hopeless situation.”