China concerned about US cyber strategy
China’s defense ministry expressed that US’s updated cyber strategy would only worsen tension over internet security because of US military’s ability to react with cyber weapons.
The Pentagon’s new cyber strategy presents a potentially far more muscular role for the US military’s cyber warriors than the Pentagon was willing to acknowledge in its last strategy rollouts in 2011, and singles out threats from Russia, China, Iran and North Korea.
China is frequently accused by the US and its allies of engaged in widespread hacking attacks, charges Beijing always vociferously denies.
Defence ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng said that as the world’s most technologically advanced nation when it came to the internet, the US was only worsening tension over cybersecurity with its new strategy.
The militaries of the world’s two largest economies have had a rocky relationship despite efforts by both sides to improve ties.
Source: The Guardian