Britain’s cyber intelligence chief said China was using economic and technological means to quash dissent at home and enforce compliance abroad, according to a transcript of a speech released ahead of schedule. Blame.
According to excerpts from a speech delivered by Jeremy Fleming, director of the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the Communist Party leadership in Beijing is driven by fear and poses a “great threat to all of us.”
GCHQ is one of Britain’s three major intelligence agencies, along with MI5 and MI6.
According to excerpts, Fleming told a conference at the Royal United Services Institute think-tank that the Communist Party of China (CCP), which rules China as a one-party dictatorship, is committed to the predatory use of digital currency and satellite systems.
“They are trying to secure an edge through scale and control,” says Fleming.
“This means that instead of looking for ways to support and unlock the potential of their citizens, they are looking for opportunities to control the Chinese people. regarded as a vassal state and subject to threats, bribery or coercion.”
Underlying the need to dominate the Chinese people and attack the non-communist way of life, Fleming would say, is a “feeling of fear,” including an immense fear of the Chinese themselves.
“And we see fear unfolding through the manipulation of the technological ecosystems that underpin our daily lives. ,” says Fleming.
He also plans to warn that the Chinese Communist Party leadership is trying to fragment the infrastructure of the Internet to exert greater control over people around the world.
These comments seem to echo the sentiments of previous reports finding the administration seeking to build its own “technosphere” with its technology, policies and practices.
Fleming will also talk about how Chinese Communist Party authorities are using digital currencies to spy on users’ transactions and utilizing the Beidou satellite system to deny other countries access to space-based data.
While he calls on Western companies and researchers to strengthen intellectual property protections and develop alternatives to Chinese technology, Fleming will argue that it brings “hidden costs.”
Reuters contributed to this report.