Much of the news this week is dominated by the discovery of China hacks into the US, linked directly to the People’s Liberation Army, with names, addresses and pictures of offices. Defense analyst Wendell Minnick tells the VOA he is not really surprised by the report.
A series of recent China-based hacking attempts on high-profile U.S. media outlets, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, have revived concerns about Chinese cyber espionage. U.S. officials have increasingly warned of the threat, but some say Washington has not done enough to discourage the attacks.
Asia security analyst Wendell Minnick tells VOA that he was not surprised by the report. He says there is little incentive for China to discourage computer espionage activity originating from inside its borders.
“There’s no reason for (the Chinese) to behave themselves. They’re a hungry nation and they want to win. And, they want to dominate,” says Minnick.
Last year also China telecom giant Huawei found itself in hot water after US Congress released a critical report. The China Weekly Hangout discussed the issue with David Wolf, who wrote a report on Huawei, Andrew Hupert and Fons Tuinstra, president of the China Speakers Bureau.
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