Secret Intelligence Service

Briton's death still cloaked in mystery

The death of businessman Neil Heywood - an event key to the downfall of princeling-politician Bo Xilai - remains shrouded in mystery five months after the 41-year-old Briton was found dead in a Chongqing hotel room.

Friday, 20 April, 2012, 12:00am

007s shaken and stirred

A series of recent blunders has meant Britain's intelligence agencies have lost something of their James Bond image and instead developed a reputation for incompetence.

Two laptop computers loaded with sensitive information have gone missing in separate incidents that have raised questions over internal security and just who gets to be a secret agent.

4 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

The building which will symbolise - and accommodate - Britain's presence in the territory after July 1 was opened by Princess Anne yesterday.

The $290 million future consulate-general was hailed as a 'concrete demonstration' of Britain's commitment to Hong Kong.

31 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Australians 'sent to spy for Britain'

AUSTRALIAN spies have been seconded to Hong Kong to conduct widespread bugging and other technical dirty tricks for the British Government's Secret Intelligence Service MI6, a former top spy claimed.

23 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

MI6 spills its secrets at last

WORLD opens programming earlier today to bring live coverage of the Governor's Question Time in the Legislative Council (2.30pm). Chris Patten is expected to announce details of discussions with the Executive Council about the talks with China, and the wayforward for his political reform package.

2 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

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? Not quite cricket, perhaps; but hardly unexpected.

24 Nov 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