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Adapting to China's rise is 'greatest priority for MI6': U.K. spy chief

Taiwan issue poses 'serious challenge to global stability and peace,' Moore warns

The MI6 building in London: "We are deepening our understanding of China across the U.K. intelligence community," Britain's spy chief says.   © Reuters

LONDON -- In his first public speech since becoming Britain's spy chief, Richard Moore was unambiguous about the top challenge for his organization, MI6: China

"Adapting to a world affected by the rise of China is the single greatest priority for MI6," Moore, chief of the U.K. Secret Intelligence Service, said Tuesday at the International Institute for Strategic Studies here.

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