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US very clear of pushing back against Chinese threat:CIA chief

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

The has been very clear of "pushing back" against the Chinese threat, CIA said today as China's rubber-stamp parliament allowed to rule indefinitely by abolishing the two-term limit.

Pompeo said the is prepared and engaged in pushing back against the Chinese threats so that can have a good relationship with in a way that the world desperately needs.

"If you look at the president's national security strategy, it was very clear that what the Chinese are doing, whether that would be on trade or the theft of intellectual property or their continued advancement in East and South Seas, this administration is prepared and engaged in pushing back against the Chinese threats so that we can have a good relationship with in a way that the world desperately needs," he told

Asked about ratifying a constitutional amendment that abolishes the two-term presidential limit, he said, "It's the case that has created an enormous personal power. He has taken many of the levers of power that were from time to time more dispersed. But from America's perspective, this administration has been very clear of pushing back against the Chinese threat."


China's country's rubber-stamp parliament today ratified a historic constitutional amendment abolishing the two-term limit for Xi Jinping, paving the way for his continuation in power perhaps for life.

Set for his second five-year term as this month, 64-year-old Xi, the most in recent decades heading the ruling (CPC) and the military, will now be the first Chinese leader after the to remain in power lifelong.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 00:40 IST
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