People's daily (October 15, 2018 03 Edition)
Recently, American leaders made speeches in which they accused China of "cyber attacks against the United States". The United States is clearly a country that formulates cyber attack strategies, is clearly recognized as a hacker base, but frequently portrayed itself as a victim of cyber attacks. The reason is to try to demonize China by shifting the focus of public opinion, alleviating their own pressure, and seeking their own selfishness.
The Internet originated in the United States. Most of the core infrastructure of the global Internet is in the United States. The major suppliers of various core technologies are American enterprises. The United States also has the largest network intelligence agency and the first large-scale formed network army in the world. As an Internet power, the United States not only wantonly violates the rights and interests of other countries, but also repeatedly dresses itself as a victim, so shirking responsibility, confusing right and wrong, it is astonishing.
Over the years, the United States on the Internet problems, but the abuse of other countries, even fabricated the so-called Chinese hackers, for their own network expansion momentum. 5 years ago, Snowden exploded the prism gate incident and made the world "an eye opener". Us eavesdropping on Brazil, France and Germany politicians has led to many diplomatic disturbances. The "want to cry" blackmail virus that once ravaged the world last year was also the result of hacker tools leaked from the "arsenal" of the U.S. intelligence network. Who is manipulating network hegemony and who is letting go of cyber attacks? Facts speak louder than words.
Last year, the U.S. government upgraded the U.S. Cyber Command to the tenth U.S. Joint Operations Command, with equal status with the central command and other major operations commands. The network command of the 133 network units, in May this year, all have comprehensive combat capability. In this speech, the U.S. leader declared: "The government has authorized the strengthening of the cyberspace and the establishment of a deterrent against our opponents."
Once again, the US leaders falsely accused China of launching cyber attacks, as in the past, with ulterior motives.
Intention 1: To divert the public's attention from such issues as cyber attacks and surveillance in the United States, in order to achieve their own decompression and pressure on China.
Scandals of US cyber attacks monitoring the world in recent years have followed: in 2016, a hacker group, Shadow Middleman, broke into the US National Security Agency's network "arsenal" of software that was part of a powerful hacker's tool for secretly attacking global computers and targeted Chinese public figures. In 2017, the WikiLeaks website released classified documents showing that the CIA has a strong hacker attack capability, secretly intruded into mobile phones, computers and even smart TV and many other smart devices.
How do we solve the scandal? Advocating "foreign cyber threat theory" has become a big way. It can kill two birds with one stone and provide an excuse for expanding the US network. As a result, intelligence agencies and the military can get new authorizations or budgets, and contractors can get orders of all kinds - like a complete "chain of industries".
Second, stigmatize China's network technology, equipment and enterprises, coerce other countries to exclude China from network problems and prevent Chinese enterprises from participating in network infrastructure construction in relevant countries.
Only in the United States, Huawei mobile phones, Dajiang unmanned aerial vehicles, Chinese-made monitoring equipment and other products have been repeatedly labeled "security risks" without charge. "Sprinkle dirty water" and "label" hurt Chinese enterprises, the United States just by virtue of their strong position in network technology to gain benefits.
Inciting "cyber terrorism" has a market in the United States, but the fact is that it continues to "gang up". Bloomberg BusinessWeek's "malicious chip" report is the latest typical case. The magazine claims that a year-long in-depth investigation has revealed that China has implanted micro-malware chips into the products of about 30 technology companies such as Apple and Amazon. However, from the experts named in the report to Apple, Amazon and even the Department of Homeland Security have denied it. False reports can't fool people!
The cyberspace is highly complex, and there are various new challenges, which require close cooperation and joint governance. China has repeatedly demonstrated its position on the issue of network security. China is also a victim of hacker attacks. The Chinese government will not participate in, encourage or support anyone in any form to steal trade secrets, and is willing to strengthen dialogue and cooperation with the international community to jointly crack down on cyber crimes such as hacker attacks.
All along, China has shown enough sincerity to China-US cooperation in cyber security, and has taken practical actions in combating cyber crime, strengthening joint investigation of cases and sharing information. The US side should take a positive stance and go along with the Chinese side. The lie is repeated, and the partners are the right way.
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