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US and China engage in cyber war games

Posted By admin On April 16, 2012 @ 7:45 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Nick Hopkins
London Guardian [1]
April 16, 2012

The US and China have been discreetly engaging in “war games” amid rising anger in Washington over the scale and audacity of Beijing-co-ordinated cyber attacks on western governments and big business, the Guardian has learned.

State department and Pentagon officials, along with their Chinese counterparts, were involved in two war games last year that were designed to help prevent a sudden military escalation between the sides if either felt they were being targeted. Another session is planned for May.

Though the exercises have given the US a chance to vent its frustration at what appears to be state-sponsored espionage and theft on an industrial scale, China has been belligerent.

“China has come to the conclusion that the power relationship has changed, and it has changed in a way that favours them,” said Jim Lewis, a senior fellow and director at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) thinktank in Washington.

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[1] London Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/apr/16/us-china-cyber-war-games

[2] Chinese and US military square off for cyber war games: http://www.prisonplanet.com/chinese-and-us-military-square-off-for-cyber-war-games.html

[3] China to censor Internet during Games: official: http://www.prisonplanet.com/china-to-censor-internet-during-games-official.html

[4] Japan targeted by cyber attacks ‘from China’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/japan-targeted-by-cyber-attacks-from-china.html

[5] China ‘targeted 48 chemical and military companies in hacking attack’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/china-targeted-48-chemical-and-military-companies-in-hacking-attack.html

[6] Cyber attacks from China and Russia threaten to bring Britain to a grinding halt, Cabinet report warns: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cyber-attacks-from-china-and-russia-threaten-to-bring-britain-to-a-grinding-halt-cabinet-report-warns.html

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