Category: China

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CIA Chief Says Ukraine War ‘Unsettles’ China 

CIA Chief Says Ukraine War ‘Unsettles’ China 

Director of the CIA, William Burns, tells Edward Luce, the FT’s chief US commentator, how China’s President Xi Jinping has been ‘unsettled’ by the war in Ukraine.  Burns also warns FT conference delegates that it would be a mistake to underestimate Ukraine’s intelligence capabilities and that Vladimir Putin remains determined to press on with the...

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Five Charged With Running MSS Operation Against Chinese DIssidents in U.S. 

Five Charged With Running MSS Operation Against Chinese DIssidents in U.S. 

The indictment unsealed Tuesday accuses Wang and four MSS officers of orchestrating a scheme in which Wang, at the directions of MSS, spied on Chinese dissidents and human rights leaders in the United States and abroad. Prosecutors allege that the four Chinese officers sought information on specific individuals and groups that the Chinese government deems...

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China to Aid to Russia in Ukraine War, U.S. Officials Fear 

China to Aid to Russia in Ukraine War, U.S. Officials Fear 

However, the Americans walked away from the Rome meeting pessimistic that the Chinese government would change its minds about backing Moscow.“The key here is first to get China to recalculate and re-evaluate their position. We see no sign of that re-evaluation,” said another US official familiar with the discussions. “They’ve already decided that they’re going...

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Washington Post Calls for an Investigation of COVID’s Origins

Washington Post Calls for an Investigation of COVID’s Origins

Last August, the Office of Director of National National Intelligence published an unclassified paper on the origins of COVID-19 saying the U.S. intelligence community broadly agreed the virus was not a biological weapons but was more divided on the question of whether the virus was genetically engineered. Given those rather equivocal findings, the editors of...