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US sets up China Working Group to deal with 'Beijing's growing threat'

The newly established China Working Group will prioritise, coordinate, and articulate decisive near- and long-term actions commensurate with the threat faced

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(File photo) The US and China are engaged in a showdown as the two countries order shutting down of each other's consulates

Amid growing Chinese threat, the US' Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has inaugurated the China Working Group, whose purpose is to articulate, prioritise and coordinate the department's response to evolving threats by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

"The Chinese threat is intensifying at an alarming rate through CCP's malign activity in the trade, cybersecurity, immigration, and intellectual property domains," Acting Secretary Homeland Security Chad F Wolf said at the inaugural meeting.

He said: "Consistent with President (Donald) Trump's leadership and direction, DHS is at the forefront of combating these threats to the Homeland and our way of life. The department's

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First Published: Jul 25 2020 | 8:05 AM IST

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