CIA must monitor China’s rise as global power

CIA official told lawmakers that the spy agency has an important role in monitoring China's rise as a global power

Editorials

ISRO Too Competent To Need Society’s Immature Reaction

Three days have passed since Lander Vikram strayed from the planned trajectory; the nation is still trying to motivate ISRO scientists as if they were in a state of despondency, notwithstanding their 95% success in meeting the Chandrayaan-2 mission objectives

Pandits’ Return Will Be Real Normalcy In Kashmir

The opposition and media would have the world believe that not persecuted Pandits getting their home and hearth back but terrorists conveniently using internet, bombs and bullets would qualify as normalcy in the Valley

Muslim Women Act Proves Modi Can If He Wants To

The passing of the Muslim Women Bill in the Rajya Sabha, which has established BJP's floor management prowess, must wake Hindus and the middle class up to pressure PM Narendra Modi to legislate what they have been demanding for ages
- Advertisement -

Washington: Identifying China as a major national security challenge for the US, a top CIA official told lawmakers that the spy agency has an important role in monitoring China’s rise as a global power.

“CIA has a very important role in monitoring China’s rise as a global power,” Gina Haspel, US President Donald Trump’s nominee for CIA Director, told members of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee yesterday.

She is currently the acting director of CIA. If confirmed, Haspel would be the first female head of the spy agency.

“China efforts to diminish US influence, not only in the Pacific, but all around the world, China’s unfair trade practices, and China’s overt and illicit efforts to steal US technology and know-how and intellectual property,” she said.

The CIA is raising its investment on each of these hard targets.

“We have incredible expertise on China at the agency. It is a very strong team. I’m very proud of our analysts. It is a subject that a week doesn’t go by that, either, the President asks for an expert briefing or Secretary Mattis asks for someone to brief him on China issues,” Haspel said responding to a question from Senator Marco Rubio.

For decades, American foreign policy towards China has been rooted in the belief that as they prospered, economically, they would embrace democracy, they would embrace the global rule of law, Rubio said in his remarks.

“That consensus, by all accounts, has been catastrophically wrong,” he said.

“Today China is undertaking a comprehensive effort to supplant the United States and to undermine us. And they’ve benefited from the greatest transfer of wealth in history, through the theft and the forced transfer of intellectual property. They use unfair trade and other practices to undermine our industrial and technical base,” Rubio said.

“They gather and exploit data at an unrivalled scale. They’re building the most capable and well-funded military in the world, second to ours,” he said and asked if the CIA was equipped to meet this multi-faceted challenge.

Haspel responded saying China, Russia, Iran and North Korea have very aggressive, offensive cyber programmes, both to steal secrets and in some cases, earn illicit money.

 

- Advertisement -

More reports

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

- Advertisement -

Articles

BJP Could Not Have Won With This Approach To Delhi

From not paying attention to the corruption-ridden MCD to aloof leaders whose houses witnessed no activity during campaigns, BJP went all wrong in the Delhi assembly election

AAP Win In Delhi Was Foregone Conclusion: 5 Reasons

The five factors that contributed to the AAP victory have been arranged in the decreasing order of relevance; the first three will remain constant for a few more Delhi elections

Rahul Gandhi’s Intemperance Costs INC Dear Again

After forfeiting the Delhi poll with his 'danda mārenge' comment, the politician who has pledged never to grow up must put both his feet permanently in the mouth to gag himself

Bloomberg For US President? Why Not?

Mayor Michael Bloomberg can be an attractive candidate to a lot of voters – those who are concerned about the leftward, idiosyncratic, wokey, “let us butt into every other country’s internal policy initiatives” overreach of the Democrats

‘सभी संगठनों से मुक्त’ जामिया शूटर ‘बजरंग दल’ का कैसे हो गया?

जामिया क्षेत्र में गोली चलाने से पहले 'रामभक्त गोपाल' ने अपनी प्रोफ़ाइल बदली और धड़ल्ले से दक्षिणपंथी संगठनों व एक पार्टी के नाम दर्ज कर दिए

30 साल से ज़िन्दगी तलाशते कश्मीरी हिन्दू

मस्जिदों से हिन्दुओ के सफाए के पैगाम आए; एक के बाद एक दिल दहलाने वाली खबर आई; जुमे की नमाज़ के बाद सड़को पर जो भी हिन्दू दिखा, काट दिया गया

For fearless journalism

%d bloggers like this: