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U.S. Cyber Crime Charges Enrage Beijing

In an angry response to the U.S. cyber-spying charges against members of a secretive Chinese military unit, China’s official media hurled back extensive counter-charges.
Cui Tiankai, China’s Ambassador to the United States, responded, "China is the victim of cyber-attacks. There have been massive U.S. originated cyber invasions and surveillance into Chinese government agencies, businesses, universities, and even individuals." "China has decided to suspend its activities with the China-U.S. Internet working group. The U.S. should immediately correct its mistake and withdraw from this so-called prosecution." [1]
One opinion article said, "In fact the U.S. is the most ‘qualified’ defendant. This also reminds the world’s countries that the Internet can no longer be dominated by American hegemony." "The U.S. is one of the few that control the main root server and secondary root servers of the Internet. It also exerts actual control over the allocation of domain names. Holding the global Internet infrastructure resources and core technologies, the U.S. was the first to build a cyber-warfare unit and to include ‘network-centric warfare’ as part of the nation’s ‘core capabilities.’ The U.S. set off an arms race in cyberspace and has its ears and eyes on cyber surveillance reaching almost every insignificant corner around the world. It has always been the hegemon in cyberspace. They are the thieves moving everywhere; they are the most brazen robbers." [2]
Another commentary criticized the U.S. government, "The U.S. government uses two excuses: the so-called separation of powers and that ‘the government cannot interfere with legislative and journalistic independence,’ in order to connive with Congress, the media, and business’s so it can constantly hype up the ‘Chinese hacker threat.’" [3]
One University scholar wrote an article on People’s Daily. "This outrageous act of the U.S. only proves its imperialist logic of ‘might is right’." "Today, the U.S. is not the only country that has advanced monitoring technologies. Countries that are able to detect attacks against their own network are everywhere. With the U.S. pressing charges against other country’s military officers without credible evidence, other countries will have a more reasonable basis to prosecute the chief of the U.S. National Security Agency and its superiors. As long as the U.S. does not stop breaching other countries’ cyber boundaries, it is not qualified to require other countries not to implement network defense or even counterattacks." [4]
Source: [1] Guangming Daily, May 22, 2014
[2] People’s Daily, May 22, 2014
[3], May 21, 2014
[4] People’s Daily, May 22, 2014