Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Military Space News .




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



China angrily dismisses US congressional report

The report issued in Washington Thursday accused China of developing a sophisticated cyber warfare programme aimed at penetrating US computer networks to extract sensitive information.
by Staff Writers
Beijing (AFP) Nov 22, 2008
China reacted angrily Saturday to a US congressional report that accused Beijing of developing sophisticated cyber warfare and militarising its space programme.

The annual China report to Congress of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission was aimed at misleading the public and impeding bilateral cooperation, foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang said.

"The commission has all along seen China through dark glasses and has deliberately attacked China with slanderous accusations aimed at misleading public opinion and obstructing the development of Sino-US relations," Qin said.

"The report is unworthy of rebuttal and the aims of the commission are doomed to failure," he said in a statement on his ministry's website.

The report issued in Washington Thursday accused China of developing a sophisticated cyber warfare programme aimed at penetrating US computer networks to extract sensitive information.

"China has an active cyber espionage programme," the report said.

"China is targeting US government and commercial computers."

The panel also criticised Beijing of exercising "heavy-handed government control" over its economy and "continuing arms sales and military support to rogue regimes" such as Sudan, Myanmar and Iran.

The commission also issued a warning about China's space programme. "China continues to make significant progress in developing space capabilities, many of which easily translate to enhanced military capacity," it said.

Qin urged the commission to stop issuing such reports and refrain from interfering in China's internal affairs.

Share This Article With Planet Earth
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit
YahooMyWebYahooMyWeb GoogleGoogle FacebookFacebook



Related Links
Learn about the Superpowers of the 21st Century at SpaceWar.com
Learn about nuclear weapons doctrine and defense at SpaceWar.com



Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News


US Remains Key Security And Economic Partner In East Asia
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 19, 2008
China is not eroding the foundations of U.S. alliances in East Asia and the United States remains the security partner of choice in the region. But consistent U.S. efforts are needed to ensure that the nation retains its influence, according to a RAND Corporation study.







  • China angrily dismisses US congressional report
  • China, Russia pledge deeper cooperation
  • US Remains Key Security And Economic Partner In East Asia
  • Cooperation is essential for security in Europe: Lavrov

  • Syria dismisses nuclear allegations
  • Solana 'worried' by Iran's lack of cooperation on nuclear issue
  • Use of nuclear weapons more likely in future: US intelligence
  • Pakistan president says supports no-first-use nuclear policy

  • Army Developed Missile System Aids In Protecting New Class Of Navy Ship
  • Spanish Army Conducts Successful NASAMS Live-Fire Exercise
  • Russia To Equip Five Brigades With Iskander Missile Systems By 2015
  • US denounces Iran missile test

  • US to activate anti-missile radar in Israel next month
  • Raytheon's JLENS Conducts Successful Design Reviews
  • Lavrov, Rice discuss missile defence: Moscow
  • Japan says US missile defence test fails

  • Two China airlines to get govt aid: state media
  • China's air show saw four bln dollars in deals: report
  • China plane-makers take first steps to rival global giants
  • Aviation giants look to China amid global turbulence

  • Russian Military Considers Buying Aerial Drones From Israel
  • Major Al-Qaeda operative killed in US drone strike: Pakistan security
  • German Forces Test Stabilized Camera System For Mini-UAV
  • Honeywell Wins First Production Contract For T-Hawk Micro Air Vehicle

  • Vote on US-Iraq pact set for Wednesday after stormy debate
  • Dismantling US military presence in Iraq looms as big task
  • Security firms told they lose immunity in Iraq: official
  • Iraqi ministers warn against rejecting US military pact

  • Arnold Engineers Test Army Weapon To Evaluate Its Capability
  • LM F-35 Lightning II Flies Supersonic
  • Safer, More Reliable Electroshock Weapons
  • LockMart Receives Contract For Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb Kits

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2007 - SpaceDaily.AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement