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China accuses MI6 chief of pushing 'fake news' after its 'debt trap' remark

The Chinese embassy in the UK accused Richard Moore of "peddling fake news" after the MI6 chief claimed Beijing targets poor countries with "debt" and "data" traps

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Secret Intelligence Service building in London | Photo: Wikimedia commons

The Chinese embassy in the has targetted the head of Britain's secret intelligence service, accusing Richard Moore of "peddling fake news" after the MI6 chief claimed Beijing targets poor countries with "debt" and "data" traps, a media report said.

The Chinese Embassy in the dismissed allegations levied against Beijing that actively seeks to snare poorer nations in "debt traps" and steals valuable strategic data from these countries, Russia Today quoted Beijing's embassy as saying in a statement.

Claiming that the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) chief Richard Moore, who made the comments, was guilty of "peddling fake news and false intelligence" about China, the embassy in a statement attributed to a spokesperson said: "The truth is there is not a single country that has fallen into the so-called 'debt trap' as a result of borrowing from "

neither seeks to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries, "nor does it impose its own will on or seek any political benefits," the statement added.

Urging Britain to correct its mistakes, the embassy asked the to "cease its unfounded attacks against China".

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sat, December 04 2021. 07:46 IST