China is waging a 'quiet cold war' against the US and wants to overtake it as a superpower, CIA official warns
Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum on Friday, deputy assistant director of the CIA's East Asia Mission Center Michael Collins
'By their own terms and what Xi enunciates I would argue by definition what they're waging against us is fundamentally a cold war, a cold war not like we saw during the Cold War, but a cold war by definition.
'A country that exploits all avenues of power licit and illicit, public and private, economic and military, to undermine the standing of your rival relative to your own standing without resorting to conflict.
'The Chinese do not want conflict,' he said.