The CIA announced on Thursday the creation of a new China Mission Center to better strengthen the agency’s resolve against what it deemed to be the “most important geopolitical threat” to the United States.

In a statement, CIA Director William Burns said the new China Mission Center will “will further strengthen our collective work on the most important geopolitical threat we face in the 21st century, an increasingly adversarial Chinese government.”

Another CIA senior official told CNN that the center will focus on issues “critical to US global competitiveness,” such as “global health, economic security, climate change and technology.”

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