Recently, some U.S. media reported that the U.S. CIA has also begun to recruit staff who understand “foreign languages”, but this time the “foreign language” requirement for candidates is to understand Chinese.
The U.S.-China CIA is recruiting talents with Chinese skills
According to U.S. media reports, in order to adapt to the so-called new strategic situation, the CIA is recruiting more than 100 talents in foreign languages, science, technology, engineering and mathematics, while CIA Director William Burns clearly requested that more efforts be made to recruit talents with Chinese skills.
The CIA’s official website lists the minimum standards for job applicants, including:
I was in the United States at the time of application.
Must be an American citizen.
over 18 years old
Willing to move to Washington, D.C.
Able to complete safety and medical examination – including background review, lie detection interview, physical examination and psychological examination, etc.
Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA, said that in general, the recruitment of talents by the CIA is basically the same as that of ordinary enterprises. At the same time, when recruiting talents, the CIA does not hesitate to attach great importance to foreign language proficiency.
The U.S. CIA establishes a “China Mission Center”
Expert: Hold a magnifying glass to “look for threats”
According to U.S. media reports, the purpose of vigorously recruiting Chinese talents is to cooperate with the “China Mission Center” established in October this year. According to the analysis, based on the Biden administration’s positioning of China as the “most severe competitor”, the U.S. intelligence service is accelerating the transformation.
The CIA currently has 5 departments: intelligence analysis, intelligence collection, science and technology, digital innovation and security. In addition, 12 cross-sectoral mission centers focusing on specific regions or fields have been established to integrate intelligence collection and analysis more closely. According to the latest adjustment, North Korea and Iran mission centers have been abolished, and the new China mission centers have become the only country-specific mission centers within the CIA.
According to data released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in December 2020, U.S. intelligence-related spending on China increased by nearly 20% in fiscal year 2021.
The Financial Times believes that the new “China Mission Center” by the CIA is the latest example of the U.S. government’s attempt to shift its diplomatic, security and intelligence focus to China.
Military expert Du Wenlong said in an analysis of the so-called “China Mission Center” set up by the CIA, indicating that the United States is holding a magnifying glass to “find the threat”. Taking justice out of context, wanton smearing, and inverting black and white are all CIA’s “rumor-mongering” techniques. The CIA may fabricate more unwarranted “threats” for the U.S. “great power competition” strategy.