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U. S intelligence community needs to rethink its China strategy That's the finding of a new congressional report for many years, the president nothing but praise for president. She he's decided it's politically advantageous to change is to now a House panel says the intelligence community is stuck in a post 9 11 mindset that's coming up next here on the world. I'm Marco, where manure with world where a co production of GBH Boston NPR X A couple of moments in last night's presidential debate, where the two candidates President Donald Trump and Joe Biden were sparring over who was tougher on China. You know, he talks about the art of the deal, China's made perfected the art of the steal. We have a higher deficit with China now that we did before, with the highest deaf it trade deficit with China eight year last year. China bashing during a U. S presidential election is nothing new. But this year the China threat is more ominous and difficult to confront. That's the assessment of the House Intelligence Committee, in a new report released today. It warns of the US intelligence community is stumbling as an increasingly goes head to head with Beijing. Representative Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, shares the panel congressman. What are the key findings of the report after decades of a focus on the counterterrorism mission in which was very largely successful in terms of thwarting additional attacks against the United States and against our homeland? Our ability to confront hard targets like China has really actress feed. We don't have the personnel, the language skills, the expertise and the privatization of resource is that we really should to deal with. A threat that is so cross cutting against every field of domain, you know, military air, cybertechnology diplomacy, foreign investment, and so we have a lot of work to do. Wouldn't it make more sense to put resources and emphasis on creating a constructive relationship with China? I mean, I know I sound naive, but the U. S and Chinese economy's air so intertwined. This approach seems like it might lose sight of mutual interests. I think we should do everything possible to make sure that this doesn't become another cold war. But of course, China, As you say, and what kind of relationship they want to have a president, it appears that China has determined to being increasingly aggressive and bellicose in the region. Projected power around the World Sea to change international institutions move them away from a law based rules based order to one where might next. Right. Eso. We have different, very different worldviews, very different agendas. I think we we ought to try to avoid conflict. But we can't be blind to the challenge that's presented both to freedom loving people around the world. But to our defense as well as our economy. You Congressman Schiff in a very practical level, I'm thinking language skills. We've been reporting on our show that the US has gutted the Confucius Institutes, Caesar. Chinese government funded outpost that offer Chinese language and culture classes. So what resources are you proposing to fill the language gap? Because robots can only do so much and we need linguists. We absolutely need linguists, and you're right. That's going to require resource is and we don't want to rely on resource is that that we don't trust in, so we need to make sure that we get out. We recruit the very best personnel and that we train them and we make use of their incredible talent. That's gonna be choices because resource is air, not unlimited. And so we need to figure out where we deploy. Our resource is now to what degree are we in the intelligence world still fighting the last war, and that may be the last war on terror. And how do we redeploy and reallocate to these emerging priorities? These hard target nation state actors that never went away but have changed in their complexity and the danger they present. I was wondering about that, because Trump's rhetoric around China has been competitive, angry and even insulting in recent months, But it seems you and other Democrats concerns about China may not be laden with his words, but you're just as concerned by the threat. What do you really see? Is the differences in your two positions? Congressman? What do you both want is outcomes. You know, I think the president's policy is essentially a pro Donald Trump policy, which means that it's idiosyncratic and divorce from America's national interest. So what time's it's praising President Xi. It's times is attacking President XI. At times it is making ziti a national security issue. At other times, it's just another trade issue. This, you know, kind of schizophrenic approach to our relations with China, of course, doesn't approve the United States position and trade policies have been another failure. Our economic situation has not improved. Our position in the world has declined. What we need, I think is a consistent and thoughtful approach to meeting China's rise in every domain Major. We need to be more competitive in terms of our engagement around the world with Development assistance to meet their belt road initiative means we need to think about the investments. You may need to make space to protect our satellites and to meet challenges posed by China's space. It means that we need to look at the cyber issues and China's very in crushing cyber espionage and cybertheft of Intellectual property means that we need to develop coalitions in the South China Sea and elsewhere. And so you know, I think those are or should we buy flowers and priorities. The difference is and how those priorities are effectuated on this administration. I think he's done a terrible job because its policy is really motivated by the whims of the president. Not any coherent view of China or the United States or anything else. Are you worried Congressman shift that in this election year? What passes for debate will be seen by many as knee jerk bashing and xenophobia? I mean, is that a legitimate worry For both parties. And if Biden winds how'd you pack that all back up? You know, I think China understands the political dynamic and what took place during the debate. Although I have to say, I think for all of us watching the debate last night, watching our president's performance was just a national embarrassment. Representative Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, chairs the House Intelligence Committee. He's been telling us about a new house intelligence report on confronting China Congressman Thank you for your time. Thank you. 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