The new unit will cut across “all the CIA’s mission areas”, says the agency’s director, William Burns. Photo: AFP
The new unit will cut across “all the CIA’s mission areas”, says the agency’s director, William Burns. Photo: AFP

US CIA creates a new unit to focus solely on ‘key rival’ China

  • In announcing the unit, CIA Director William Burns calls the ‘increasingly adversarial Chinese government’ the United States’ top geopolitical threat
  • US President Joe Biden has said he is not seeking a ‘new Cold War’ but has largely maintained hardline China policies

Topic |   US-China relations
The new unit will cut across “all the CIA’s mission areas”, says the agency’s director, William Burns. Photo: AFP
The new unit will cut across “all the CIA’s mission areas”, says the agency’s director, William Burns. Photo: AFP
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