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Will China overtake the West or has it started to decline?

The CCP rules with a reckless mix of overconfidence and anxiety

President Xi Jinping is the most powerful and enduring leader of the People's Republic of China since Chairman Mao Zedong, who died in 1976 after 27 years in power.  REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo   © Reuters

TOKYO -- MI6, the U.K.'s foreign intelligence service that cinema audiences know best as the employer of James Bond, is in reality shrouded in secrecy. In a rare public speech on Nov. 30, Richard Moore, the head of MI6, broke cover to issue a dire warning about the security threats posed by China in a talk entitled "Human intelligence in the digital age."

"The Chinese Intelligence Services are highly capable and continue to conduct large scale espionage operations against the U.K. and our allies," said Moore.

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