America’s premier intelligence agency, “Central Intelligence Agency – CIA” said to Thursday that, it is creating a new mission [within CIA] to counter China. According to CIA, Currently America is facing biggest challenge in the form of China.
Director CIA William J. Burns announced the formation of a China Mission Center (CMC) to address the global challenge posed by the People’s Republic of China that cuts across all of the Agency’s mission areas. Burns emphasized that CIA will continue to focus sharply on other important threats, including an aggressive Russia, a provocative North Korea and a hostile Iran, as well as combatting terrorism.
According to CIA Director, this center is named as China Mission Center (CMC). “CMC will further strengthen our collective work on the most important geopolitical threat we face in the 21st century, an increasingly adversarial Chinese government,” Director Burns said.
The changes Director Burns unveiled also include a new position, the Chief Technology Officer, as well as a Transnational and Technology Mission Center, which will address global issues critical to US competitiveness—including new and emerging technologies, economic security, climate change, and global health.
Courtesy: CIA Press Release [with additional comments from Team GDI]