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US lawmaker Schiff urges hiring of Mandarin speakers; Democrat congressman says American intelligence community needs to focus on how Beijing works

Oct 21, 2020 - South China Morning Post

The chairman of the US House ­Intelligence Committee and ­frequent critic of President ­Donald Trump has called on the ­government to hire more ­Mandarin speakers to help ­counter a China that has become "economically dynamic and politically regressive".

Speaking virtually at a Brookings Institution event, Representative Adam Schiff, a Democrat from California, echoed assessments of many within the Trump administration that more needs to be done to reorient an intelligence com...