A former deputy head of MI6, Nigel Inkster, has expressed concerns about the British intelligence service’s ability to handle covert threats from China. Inkster highlighted MI6’s lack of language expertise and cultural awareness when it comes to China. He also mentioned China’s well-established network of cyber espionage operations and increasing human intelligence collection activities. While the current head of MI6, Sir Richard Moore, stated that the agency has devoted more resources to China than any other mission, Inkster believes that more needs to be done to counter Beijing’s capabilities. He also welcomed the new National Security Act, which aids the prosecution of Chinese spies.