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Xinhua: China’s Response to U.S. Accusations of Chinese Military Hacking

Xinhua recently reported on Chinese General Yao Yunzhu’s response to the accusations that U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel made at the recent Shangri-La Dialogue that both of them had attended. General Yao thanked Secretory Hagel for his “multiple mentions of China” and suggested that China never believed that the daily expansion of U.S. Asia-Pacific presence is not against China. At the Shangri-La Dialogue, Yao expressed the belief that there is no value in stealing U.S. hardware technologies, as China is fully capable of developing its own. Hagel publicly accused China of “invading” U.S. network systems . He suggested that some of the hacking activities are related to the Chinese government and the Chinese military. The U.S. media recently referred to some latest investigation reports that showed Chinese hackers’ success in obtaining over twenty secret U.S. combat system designs. The Chinese government has already called these reports “baseless.” The U.S. Department of Defense recently announce detailed plans for deploying significantly more resources in the Asia-Pacific region to support the so-called “rebalancing strategy.”
Source: Xinhua, June 2, 2013