Cyberattacks a growing irritant in US-China ties
FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2013 file photo, the building housing "Unit 61398" of the People's Liberation Army is seen in the outskirts of Shanghai. Signs are growing that China's massive allegedly state-sponsored computer hacking is imperiling its relations with the U.S., lending urgency to fledgling efforts by the sides to engage on the issue. (AP Photo/File)
Posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 12:00 am
BEIJING (AP) - Signs are growing that the sustained surge in cyberattacks emanating from China is imperiling its relations with the U.S., lending urgency to fledgling efforts by both governments to engage on the issue.
The Pentagon this week said China appeared to be cyberspying against the U.S. government, the first time it has made such an assertion in its annual report on Chinese military power. A bill introduced in the Senate on Tuesday would require the president to block imports of products using stolen U.S. technology or made by companies implicated in computer theft.
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