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MI6 boss Alex Younger
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MI6 boss Alex Younger

The chief of MI6 has raised questions over Chinese technology companies being involved in the UK's communications infrastructure.

Australia and New Zealand have already blocked Chinese company Huawei from supplying equipment for their 5G mobile network, and other countries have raised concerns.

MI6 boss Alex Younger said Britain needs to decide how comfortable it is "with Chinese ownership of these technologies".

In a rare speech, he also said British intelligence needs to innovate faster than its adversaries to cope with threats the country faces.

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