Asia Times: Blurred Lines—China’s Competition With U.S. Resembles Low-Level Warfare


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The era of U.S. government policies designed to play down or dismiss growing strategic challenges from China seems to be ending.

For the first time in years, the nation's most senior intelligence official revealed that China now poses a regional security threat engaged in hostile activities that blur the line between war and peace.

James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, testified before the U.S. Senate that the threat from Beijing is not limited to the large-scale buildup of both strategic nuclear and conventional forces. It includes new forms of competition involving information operations, cyber attacks, intelligence activities, and other non-kinetic forms of warfare.

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