Zuo Xiaodong, Deputy Director of the China Information Security Institute, wrote a special article on Chinanews.com (China News Agency), in response to the U.S. Justice Department’s indictment of five Chinese military officers for economic espionage by hacking into the computers of U.S. companies involved in nuclear energy, steel manufacturing, and solar energy. People’s Daily also posted the article on its website.
The article said, “On May 19, the U.S. Justice Department once again staged a thief crying ‘Stop thief’ farce. It indicted five Chinese military officers for cyber-espionage against U.S. companies. As the U.S. controls the global Internet-based resources and the core technology, it has a strong network advantage. The U.S. announced, in high-profile, the formation of cyber warfare forces; it set off a global race of the Internet military; it created the "shock web" virus; fired the first shot of attacks on civilian critical [network] infrastructure; spread network monitoring tentacles throughout the world; and, for a long time, has been hacking Huawei and other Chinese companies. Now [the U.S.] instead [of being the aggressor] has disguised itself as a victim of cyber-attacks and even used national laws to prosecute the armed forces of another sovereign state staff from thousands of miles away. It is really laughable. Since the United States has always been upholding its hegemony, however, this is really nothing new."
The article also said that, from the beginning, the U.S. refused to cooperate with the international community to set up Internet security rules. However, once the Americans were ready, they initiated the implementation of international rules to restrict others in the name of peace. “The fundamental purpose of the Americans is, through hyping the target country as a network threat, to develop an adverse international environment of public opinion for the target country so as to suppress the other country’s IT capacity for independent innovation.”
Source: Chinanews.com, May 20, 2014