The U.S. on Friday launched “China House,” a new internal coordination office to help expand and sharpen its policy to compete with its top geopolitical rival.
According to Fox News, Secretary of State Antony Blinken presided over the launch of the Office of China Coordination, its official name. The office aimed to advance the U.S.’s “vision for an open, inclusive international system.”
A spokesperson of the State Department said in a statement, “China House will ensure the U.S. government is able to responsibly manage our competition with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and advance our vision for an open, inclusive international system.”
It stressed, “The Secretary and Department leadership are committed to ensuring we have the talent, tools, and resources to successfully execute U.S. policy and strategy towards the PRC as the most complex and consequential geopolitical challenge we face.”
The State Department noted that China House will bring together China experts from all over the department to coordinate with “every regional bureau and experts in international security, economics, technology, multilateral diplomacy, and strategic communications.”
The office launch comes after President Biden met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit last month.
The CIA created a similar China unit last year, the China Mission Center, to strengthen work “on the most important geopolitical threat” from “an increasingly adversarial Chinese government.”
U.S. top national security officials have warned about the threat of the Chinese communist regimes to the U.S. multiple times.
FBI Director Christopher Wray has warned that the Chinese regime poses “the biggest long-term threat,” while CIA Director William Burns said China is “the most profound test the CIA has ever faced.”
The Chinese regime had suspended official discussions with the U.S. on critical international issues in retaliation for the high-profile Taiwan visit led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in August.