Latest Newsletter🍵 Therapy for Monterey Park heroRead


MI6 chief thanks China for ‘free publicity’ from bizarre ‘James Pond’ spoof aimed at Western intelligence

James Pond
James Pond MI6 Parody
  • After the head of U.K. intelligence agency MI6 stated that China is the “single greatest priority” for the organization, Chinese state media released a video spoofing MI6’s famous fictional spy, James Bond.

  • The parody video, posted to Twitter by China Xinhua News, features “James Pond” in a short called “No Time to Die Laughing” that mocks both British and U.S. intelligence.

  • In response, MI6’s head Richard Moore, tweeted “Thank you for your interest (and the unexpected free publicity).”

Asian America Daily - in under 5 minutes

Get our collection of Asian America's most essential stories, to your inbox daily, for free!

Unsure? Check out our Newsletter Archive

Chinese state media released a four-minute “James Pond” parody video mocking the CIA and MI6 after the head of the U.K. intelligence agency called China its “single greatest priority.” 

The parody, which was posted to Twitter by Chinese state media agency China Xinhua News following M16 Chief Richard Moore’s announcement, features “James Pond” in lieu of famous fictional MI6 spy James Bond. The short video’s title, “No Time to Die Laughing,” references the most recent film in the franchise, “No Time to Die,” which was released in the U.S. in October 2021. 

In the spoof, two secret agents from the MI6 and CIA, “agent 0.07” and “agent 0.06” meet at what looks like an old British countryside estate. The two discuss Chinese propaganda and international espionage before realizing they are actually discussing the United States. 

James Pond

The head of MI6, Richard Moore, responded to the video with a tweet, writing “Thank you for your interest (and the unexpected free publicity)” and included a link to the speech that originally sparked the entire exchange. 

Feature Image via Xinhua News

Support our Journalism with a Contribution

Many people might not know this, but despite our large and loyal following which we are immensely grateful for, NextShark is still a small bootstrapped startup that runs on no outside funding or loans.

Everything you see today is built on the backs of warriors who have sacrificed opportunities to help give Asians all over the world a bigger voice.

However, we still face many trials and tribulations in our industry, from figuring out the most sustainable business model for independent media companies to facing the current COVID-19 pandemic decimating advertising revenues across the board.

We hope you consider making a contribution so we can continue to provide you with quality content that informs, educates and inspires the Asian community. Even a $1 contribution goes a long way.  Thank you for everyone's support. We love you all and can't appreciate you guys enough.

Support NextShark

Mastercard, Visa, Amex, Discover, Paypal