CIA chief made secret trip to Bejing last month: US official

CIA Director Burns visited Beijing last month: US official
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CIA Director William Burns made a secret trip to China last month hoping to shore up lines of communication with Beijing amid a deep chill in bilateral relations, a US official said Friday.

“Last month, Director Burns traveled to Beijing where he met with Chinese counterparts and emphasized the importance of maintaining open lines of communication in intelligence channels,” the official said on grounds of anonymity.

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