China “most consequential threat” to U.S. national security, top intelligence official says
(Worthy News) – U.S. intelligence leaders told lawmakers Wednesday that the Chinese Communist Party remained the “most consequential threat” to U.S. national security, as President Xi Jinping consolidates power and his government takes steps to fuel divides both within the U.S. and between Washington and its allies.
Testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of the panel’s annual hearing on worldwide threats, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines said that Xi had “surrounded himself with like-minded loyalists at the apex of the Party Standing Committee,” and continued to work toward solidifying China’s status as a leading regional power as well as a major global power.
“The [Chinese Communist Party] is increasingly convinced that it can only do so at the expense of U.S. power and influence,” Haines said. [ Source: CBS News (Read More…) ]