China sees cyber espionage as a 'necessary' part of its national strategy, expert says


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Beijing sees cyber espionage as vital for China's national progress and won't be ending the follow on present phrases, an professional stated on Friday after the U.S. Justice Department announced hacking charges against two Chinese nationals.

"I feel it is rather truthful to say that China sees this cyber espionage for financial purposes as a crucial element of its nationwide strategy to grow economically and to develop into a extra highly effective nation, and that it isn't going to cease — a minimum of not with the present set of strain that's being exerted by the U.S. and others," stated Michael Fuchs, senior fellow on the Middle for American Progress, a assume tank.

U.S. prosecutors charged the 2 Chinese language residents for their involvement in a worldwide hacking marketing campaign to steal tech company secrets and techniques and mental property. They have been additionally accused of stealing the private info of more than 100,000 members of the U.S. Navy, and have been allegedly working with the Chinese government.

Washington's allies — Australia, Britain and New Zealand — also leveled criticisms at Beijing for financial spying after the U.S. announcement.

"China's aim, merely put, is to exchange the U.S. because the world's largest international superpower," FBI Director Christopher Wray stated earlier at a press convention.

China, on Friday, responded by saying it resolutely opposed the accusations which it referred to as "slanderous."