The Bourne Supremacy Setting & Symbolism

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British Secret Intelligence Service ("MI6")

The foreign intelligence branch of the British government, MI6 is the equivalent of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). MI6's operations in Asia are particularly important at a time when the Crown colony of Hong Kong is set to revert by treaty to the People's Republic of China (PRC) in 1997. Following standard colonial policy, MI6 has prepared an intelligent, Chinese officer, Lin Wenzu, to head operations. He is greatly respected and has gathered a staff of able Chinese officers around him. The British Prime Minister orders MI6 to participate in a covert operation to capture the "new" Bourne and answer to U.S. Undersecretary of State, Edward McAllister, who has flown to the Crown colony. Lin's greatest disadvantage is his enormous girth, which makes it impossible not to identify him, but helps him fill the role of Yao Ming...

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