CIA chief expressed concern to Israeli PM over Chinese influence — report

During his meeting with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett last week, CIA director William Burns expressed Washington’s concern over increasing Chinese investment and involvement in Israel, particularly its tech sector, Axios reports.

“In recent months, we started a dialogue with the Biden administration on China. The US asked about specific projects like the Chinese involvement in the Tel Aviv metro,” the website quotes as senior Israeli official as saying.

“We told the Americans we welcome US infrastructure companies to work on big projects in Israel, but they haven’t been applying for the tenders.”

CIA Director William Burns speaks during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 15, 2021. (Al Drago/Pool via AP)

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