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After reviewing the CIA's priorities, Director William Burns recently announced the establishment of a China Mission Center at the spy agency. U.S. intelligence officials, current and former, recently spoke at a conference about the challenges posed by China's large spying operation directed at the U.S. Ian Morton/NPR hide caption

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As U.S. spies look to the future, one target stands out: China

When current and former U.S. intelligence officials gathered at a conference in Sea Island, Ga., there was a clear message — a pivot to China is already underway.

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After reviewing the CIA's priorities, Director William Burns recently announced the establishment of a China Mission Center at the spy agency. U.S. intelligence officials, current and former, recently spoke at a conference about the challenges posed by China's large spying operation directed at the U.S. Ian Morton/NPR hide caption

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As U.S. spies look to the future, one target stands out: China

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