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Editorial: U.S. Uses Rogue Means against China to Pave the Way for Its Cyber Army Development

Huanqiu (Global Times), a division of People’s Daily, published an editorial accusing the U.S. of preparing for a cyber war by smearing China. The article has also been republished on the websites of People’s Daily and Xinhua. Below are excerpts from the article: 

“Keith Alexander, Commander of the U.S. Military Cyber Warfare Command, reported to Congress on Tuesday that he was building 13 cyber offense brigades and 27 squads in order to safeguard the United States and in retaliation against those countries using cyberspace to attack the U.S. This is the first time that the Obama administration has publicly acknowledged the development of Internet offensive weapons and means.” 
“This reminds everyone of the U.S.’s recent accusations that the Chinese military supports hacker attacks against the United States. A U.S. organization fabricated a report. First, the American media hyped it. Then senior U.S. officials up to Obama also got involved, putting on a show that the United States is suffering from Chinese government-backed hacker attacks. All of this is to pave the way for the United States to announce its plan to establish an offensive army using cyber warfare!” 
“This is really a manifestation of the U.S. government’s lack of moral integrity; it smears China’s reputation as part of its opening ceremony in the formation of its offensive cyber warfare forces. The action shows a lack of the most basic respect for China.” 
“China faces a choice; China should not be naive, nor does it need to be shy. We should immediately start to set up a cyber war army and build an online Great Wall to defend China’s national security. We must not be limited by the double standard that the United States is bound to have, being left far behind the advanced countries in cyber warfare techniques.” 
“The United States taught a lesson to the whole Chinese society, including the Chinese government. The United States is a country whose government and people have a high degree of institutional coordination capacity. For the U.S. national interest, non-governmental organizations and associations are highly motivated to cooperate with the government. The United States government is also very professional and skillful in manipulating social resources.” 
“The cyber warfare structure is far from fixed. It will continue to evolve in the future. China should not only make a great effort to build its cyber warfare capabilities; it should also be mindful not to weaken the research and development of advanced weapons of conventional warfare.” 
Source: Huanqiu, March 15, 2013