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Chinese Hacker Website: Not true that China Hacked U.S. Congressional Computers

On June 13, 2008 the largest Chinese hacker website, Hackbase.com, commented on U.S. lawmakers’ announcement that according to FBI, their Congressional computers were hacked by source inside China. Titled “U.S. Congressmen Slanders Chinese Hackers for Hacking Congressional Computers for Two Years,” the Hackbase article states that it is normal that U.S. official websites are hacked, quoting U.S. Pentagon testimony at a Congressional hearing last month.  The article further states that the true purpose of the lawmakers’ announcement is anti-China.

Earlier on June 12 spokesman of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied statement by the two U.S. lawmakers that it hacked into congressional computers, saying that as a developing country it is not capable of sophisticated cyber-crime.

Source: Hackerbase.com, June 13, 2008
http://www.hackbase.com/news/2008-06-13/17709.html
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, June 12, 2008
http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/chn/xwfw/fyrth/t446738.htm

Chinese Hack Computers in U.S. Capitol, Korea and India

On Wednesday June 11, U.S. Congressman Wolf said the FBI had found that four of the computers in his office had been hacked by people working from inside China, beginning in 2006. Congressman Chris Smith said two of his computers had been attacked, in December 2006 and March 2007. Both Congressmen said the compromised computers contained information about political dissidents from around the world.

China accounted for 54 percent of the cyberattacks in Korea, according to the Korea Institute of Information Society & Cryptology in late May.  In early May, Indian officials stated that over the past one and a half years, China had mounted almost daily attacks on Indian official computer networks, including an attack on the NIC (National Infomatics Centre), which was aimed at the National Security Council. 

Source: 
Washington Times, June 11, 2008
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/11/AR2008061101208.html?nav=rss_email/components 
Yonhap News, May 20, 2008 http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/techscience/2008/05/20/0601000000AEN20080520004100315.HTML 
The Times of India, May 5, 2008
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/msid-3010288,prtpage-1.cms 
Chinesescope, The Red Hackers, May 16, 2005
http://chinascope.org/main/content/view/456/148/

Chinese Consulate General in NY Rejected Earthquake Donations from Democracy Activists

On May 27, 2008 representatives of Chinese democracy activists visited the Chinese Consulate General in New York wtih donations for victims of the Sichuan earthquake.  The Consulate staff refused the check without explanation.

The donations were colleted in an earlier fundraising event held by the Chinese Democracy Party in front of the Chinese Consulate calling for donations from Chinese democracy activists to help victims of the Sichuan earthquake.

Source: Epoch Times, May 31, 2008
http://news.epochtimes.com/gb/8/5/31/n2137431.htm

Xinhua Blasts Radio Free Asia for Reports on Tibet

On May 26, Global Times, which operates under Xinhua accused the Washington, DC based Radio Free Asia of lying about Tibet and acting as a spokesperson for the Dalai Lama and Tibet Independence. The Global Times article listed RFA reports on Tibet since January 2008 and stated that Radio Free Asia broadcasts reports from the United States and European countries supporting the Dalai Lama and criticizing China. The article alleged, “The mission and broadcasting content is meant to interfere with domestic affairs of targeted countries.”  The RFA program “Different Voices” was cited as an example.

Source: Global Times, May 26, 2008
http://world.people.com.cn/GB/7299712.html

Xinhua Rebut Bush’s Food Crisis Argument

On a May 8 article, Xinhua criticized that “a few developed countries” point figures to developing countries for causing the food crisis. It quotes the words from Mr. Kamal Nath, Minister of Commerce & Industry Government of India, that “Bush is again proved to be totally wrong.” The article makes the following points:

1, U.S. 2007 grain consumption grew 11.81%, comparing with 2.17% that of India;
2, Long term agricultural subsidies policy adopted by developed countries has led distortion in food prices and hurt the market of agricultural products in developing countries;
3, U.S and European countries’ development of bio-energy further squeezed the supply of food to human beings;
4, the U.S. sub-prime housing crisis resulted in an international financial turmoil, alluring large amount of speculative capital into the commodity market for agricultural products to deteriorate the imbalance of global food supply.

Source: Xinhua, May 8, 2008

http://news.xinhuanet.com/newscenter/2008-05/08/content_8126897.htm

Xinhua Report on Washington Times Article on U.S. Hedge Strategy

On May 5, 2008 Xinhua reported on a May 2 Washington Times article entitled “Hedge Strategy.” The Xinhua report contains, in most part, translation of paragraphs from the Washington Times article. For example, Xinhua reported the U.S. Department of Defense consultant, Mike Pillsbury recently said that the U.S. strategy of "hedging" against an emerging military threat from Beijing by building up U.S. forces in the Pacific likely will continue whoever is elected president in November.

Source:
Xinhua, May 5, 2008
http://news.xinhuanet.com/world/2008-05/05/content_8108466.htm
Washington Times, May 2, 2008
http://washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080502/NATION04/235824757&template=printart

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