The Chinese Communist Party has taken all precautions to avoid any form of spying during their conference in Beijing and has banned ping pong balls, vehicles driving with open windows and all pigeon-spies that normally circle over the conference centre!
MI5, the CIA, Mossad, etc, all have their pigeon-spies flying over the now, very polluted Beijing sky (once upon a time they only had bicycles!), to home in on any critical changes that this emerging world power has kept secret. This year the Communist Party must elect a new leader and the pigeons are keeping their ears to the ground and wings in the air hoping to find out who the next leader will be before the Communist candidate is announced to the world (The Rising Sun already know it!).
A British MI5 spokesman or woman called, QTIP (name changed for secrecy reasons), gave her or his views on the banning of the pigeons and here it is; "This act of banning our pigeon-spies is a very serious diplomatic breach of our agreement with China and could force us to annex Hong Kong once more because we are not getting enough opium to keep our Chinese immigrants happy! In fact as we speak, James Blonde (name also changed but for different reasons because the other one was too busy), has already been sent in disguised as an impoverished rickshaw puller called WAN-KIN-DIK and that is all I can divulge!"
The pigeon-spies meanwhile, have all returned to their secret base in Tibet and will be reincarnated as forbidden Buddhist Monks as soon as possible..
More as we spy it...