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Spy-talk may spook China

SO Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, spies on China? No kidding! The SIS tells British businessmen whether they have foreign competitors when they are negotiating sales of high-technology equipment to Beijing?

Wednesday, 24 November, 1993, 12:00am

Former spy chief reveals MI6 targets China

BRITAIN'S Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, views China as a ''major target'' for spying, according to Baroness Park, a former controller of the spy network.

The Government has allowed Baroness Park to speak about some of its methods following a new openness announced in the Queen's Speech last week.

23 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Yinhe incident shows US in a bad light

EVEN though America failed to find any banned chemicals needed for making mustard gas and nerve agents on board the Chinese freighter Yinhe, the US State Department spokesman Michael McCurry only regarded the incident as ''unfortunate,'' and declined Chinese demands for a formal apology and for a compensation of US$13 million (HK$101 million) in damages from Washington.

25 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Doubts on spy station's future

A QUESTION mark is hanging over the future of Hongkong's top secret spy station in the run-up to 1997.

The station, at Chung Hom Kok, near Stanley, is a listening post for microwave telephone lines and radio traffic in the region.

Staff monitor, decode and translate information they pick up through sophisticated satellite dishes and other hi-tech devices.

22 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Good overall

ON July 8 the South China Morning Post carried reports that the A-Level results were not as good as previous years.

That is obviously a fact. However, when the results are compared with those of England and Wales, the Hongkong schoolchildren achieve a higher success rate, if my memory serves me correctly.

12 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

The spies who watch over Governor's package

EVERY week some of the most sensitive discussions about the Patten package take place among an unlikely group of officials at Government House.

11 Apr 1993 - 12:00am