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China slams hacking charges, says U.S. “the biggest cyber bully”

By staff

Washington, DC – In response to U.S. espionage charges claiming five officers of China’s People’s Liberation Army were carrying out cyber spying on U.S. corporations, in a May 21 article the New China News Agency (Xinhua) stated, “It is really amazing to see that the biggest cyber bully, which has virtually no credibility left in the cyber world, could still stand at the moral high ground to accuse others.”

The article also stated, “The unfounded charge against Chinese officers amounts to the same hypocrisy as a bandit calling for justice.”

Documents released by NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden revealed that agency has carried out extensive cyber operations against corporations based in the People’s Republic of China. On March 22, the New York Times reported that an NSA operation, going by the codename “Shotgiant,” involved hacking into the servers of Huawei – a large Chinese telecommunications company.

Snowden’s revelations also show that NSA is building the capacity to monitor all internet traffic.

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