CIA chief made secret trip to China in May — US official

An anonymous US official said that CIA Director William Burns met with Chinese counterparts last month to "emphasize the importance of maintaining open lines of communication."
 
Ednews informs that Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director William Burns made a secret trip to China in May, a US official said on Friday, talking to news agencies on the condition of anonymity.
 
"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.
 
The official provided no further details on the meeting.
 
The US intelligence agency does not regularly announce the director's travels.
 
The Associated Press cited a second anonymous source as saying that Burns only met with intelligence officials and had no meetings with political leadership.
 
The CIA director has been sent on numerous sensitive trips by the US government, including a visit to Russia in late 2021 to speak about indications that Moscow was preparing to invade Ukraine.