UK under threat by China as ex-MI6 chief warns of next 'aggressive step'
CHINA is a threat to the UK as former MI6 chief has warned how the country has developed new technologies which could lead to an attack on Britain like one believed to have happened in Australia.
Sir Richard Dearlove has detailed how China could launch an attack on Britain (Image: SKY) 理查德爵士详细地介绍了中共国将如何对英国发动进攻（图片来自：Sky）
The former head of MI6 Sir Richard Dearlove has detailed how China could launch an attack on Britain. He explained that Xi Jinping is in a position to deny any wrongdoing despite Britain being able to find out who the culprit is. Sky News host Sophy Ridge asked him: "The Mail on Sunday is reporting that there are fears among ministers that China could launch a cyber attack on the UK similar to one believed to have happened in Australia recently. How much of a threat do you think that is?"
前军情六处局长理查德爵士（Richard Dearlove）详细地介绍了中共国如何能够对英国发动进攻。 他解释说，就算英国有能力找出罪魁祸首，习近平仍然可以否认所有的不法行为。 天空新闻主持人索菲•里奇（Sophy Ridge）问他：“星期日邮报报道，部长们担心中共国可能会对英国发动类似最近在澳大利亚发生的网络攻击，您认为这种可能性有多大？”
Sir Richard said told the broadcaster: "It's a very aggressive step for the Chinese to take at this point in time.
"I wonder if they would go that far at the moment but it is a threat.
"They have significant capability in this area and they can probably do it in a manner where we'll know who the culprit is, they can say deny it.
"Of course it's a threat. We've known quite significantly that China have developed this capability and are prepared to use it."
The UK is of course under threat by China, says ex-MI6 chief (Image: GETTY) 前军情六处局长说：可以确定英国正受到来自中共国的威胁。（图片来自：Getty）
He went on to explain how the Government appears to have "changed its view" on the use of equipment made by Chinese telecoms company Huawei in the UK's 5G network.
Sir Richard has previously outlined his strong opposition to the Government's plan to allow a limited role for Huawei in the development of the new mobile phone infrastructure despite its own acknowledgment that it is a "high-risk vendor".
Asked if the Government will change its mind on allowing Huawei a role in the building of the UK's 5G network, Sir Richard said: "That's certainly my expectation.
"I mean, I don't have any direct inside knowledge but I think I'm one of the individuals who has been pressing very hard for Huawei to be excluded from the UK's 5G.
China has been suspected of previously launching a cyber attack on Australia (Image: GETTY) 中共国被怀疑曾经对澳大利亚实施网络攻击（图片来自：Getty）
"The problem is we have had a close relationship with Huawei dating back, I think, to the year 2000, so getting Huawei out of the systems can't be done rapidly - it will have to be done cumulatively over time.
"But it looks to me now as though the Government have changed their view.
"There's a technical aspect to this because since the American embargo on Huawei was imposed it's not clear that they're going to be able anyway to provide the 5G equipment on which the system will depend.
"I've always believed that there is a strategic security reason for not allowing the Chinese that degree of involvement in the construction of our critical infrastructure."
US vs China (Image: EXPRESS)
美国- 中共国的比较 （图片来自：Express）
He added: "I think the relationship between the Chinese state and Huawei is absolutely clear-cut.
"Huawei is not a sort of ordinary international telecommunications company, it's an intimate part of the Chinese state.
"And if you know anything about Chinese military strategy, they talk about the fusion of civil and military capabilities.
"There is a close linkage undoubtedly between the Chinese military capability and Huawei."