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Cyber-Attacks Against China Most Often Blamed On US
2013-03-01 11:14:20

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last month, American security firm Mandiant released a report which claimed China's military was behind more than 100 attacks against US companies spanning 6 years. China's Ministry of National Defense has now returned fire, saying that two-thirds of the attacks in their country have originated in the US. The Ministry of Defense (MOD) released a statement yesterday claiming that they have seen, on average, 144,000 attacks...

2006-04-03 01:20:18

CANBERRA (Reuters) - China's military is transparent and not a threat, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on Monday after the United States and Japan criticized the Asia giant for not being open enough about a build-up of its defense forces. China's 2.3-million-strong People's Liberation Army is the world's largest standing force and Beijing has said its official defense budget is set to rise 14.7 percent to 283.8 billion yuan ($35 billion) in 2006. During a visit to Australia on...

2006-03-20 02:19:57

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - China's military build-up has come under renewed U.S. criticism, raising tensions before Chinese President Hu Jintao's inaugural trip to Washington next month. China was the focus at trilateral security talks on Saturday between the United States, Australia and Japan and was singled out in a White House report released last week that urged reform of its trade policies and military transparency. "It seems that now they've raised concerns and...

2006-01-09 00:50:00

BEIJING -- China's military has cut back its troops by 200,000, the official mouthpiece of the People's Liberation Army said on Monday, reinforcing its high-tech military ambitions to overtake rival Taiwan. The Liberation Army Daily said the two-year program to slim China's military was finished on schedule at the end of 2005, and troop numbers were actually down by 230,000, or just over 9 percent. China had 2.5 million serving military in 2003 when the cuts started. In 1987, it had about 4.2...


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