The New York Times reported that the intelligence war between the United States and China is escalating. Both sides want to understand two closely guarded issues, namely, the true intentions of the other side’s leadership and what military and technological capabilities the other side possesses. The most important among these is the Taiwan issue. Analysts believe this is the tipping point that will most likely lead to war between the United States and China.
In February, CIA Director Burns alleged at an event at Georgetown University in Washington that, based on US intelligence, Chinese President Xi Jinping had orderedPeople’s Liberation ArmyBe prepared to attack Taiwan before 2027. However, the United States and its allies have no relevant specific information so far. There are two sides to the issue of the People’s Liberation Army’s invasion of Taiwan. China cares about the President of the United States.bidenSince taking office in January 2021, it has been announced four times that the US military will assist in the defense of Taiwan.
However, is Biden serious, and does the US leadership plan to make it impossible for China to take over Taiwan? Both of these issues are believed to be the focus of China’s intelligence work against the United States.
The lack of actual intelligence on the intentions of high-level officials in the United States and China has led officials in both countries to focus on finding information about each other’s military capabilities. For example, the United States has increased aerial surveillance of Chinese military bases.
The New York Times reported that several former US intelligence officials said Chinese intelligence agents have infiltrated several Taiwan government departments in recent decades and are now trying to learn what the Biden administration will do to defend against the People’s Liberation Army What weapons systems has China provided to Taiwan? , and what weapon systems it has provided to the Taiwanese military. It also wanted to know details about secret training and growing military cooperation between the United States and its Asian allies.
Gallagher, chairman of the House of Representatives Special Committee on Strategic Competition between the United States and China, clearly stated that based on what the United States saw around the US military base and China’s cyber hacking activities, he estimated that ChinadetectiveAll activities are targeted at Taiwan. Other US officials also noted that China is keen to understand the state of US war preparedness, which is the main reason why China monitors military bases across the United States. Recently, some of its espionage activities appear to be focused on US military bases that would play a key role in the conflict in the Taiwan Strait.
However, the intelligence findings themselves may not be a prelude to war between the two sides. In fact, it may be an alternative to ammunition warfare, which was common during the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union.
US National Intelligence Director Haines told Congress in March that China does not currently want to go to war over Taiwan. According to the US assessment, Beijing still believes that it is in its best interests to maintain the stability of bilateral relations by preventing US-China tensions from turning into a dangerous spiral.