China Responds Immediately To Outrageous Indictments, Calls In Us Ambassador Baucus
May 21, 2014 • 10:33AM

The Chinese Foreign Ministry summoned US Ambassador to China Max Baucus last night to make a "solemn representation" over the criminal charges paraded by US Attorney General Eric Holder. China responded angrily and with unprecedented speed on May 19, calling on the US to rescind the "fabricated" charges, and suspending a Sino-US working group on cyber issues. Cui Tiankai, the Chinese Ambassador to the US, said "The charges of cyber espionage are "purely fictitious and extremely absurd."

The charges against China are not only part of the escalating propaganda barrage leading toward a Pacific War, but a shot-across-the-bow to the higher ranks of the US military, which have been attempting to improve military-to-military relations with China. Chinese Gen. Fang Fenghui, chief of the general staff of the People's Liberation Army, just completed a four-day tour of US military facilities that ended with a one-on-one with Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the Pentagon.

China today accused the US of having double standards, saying the US was the "biggest hacker of China's cyber space." Citing information from China's State Internet Information Office, Xinhua said attacks that emanated from the US had "directly controlled" 1.18 million computers in China over the past two months. It said 2,077 Trojan horses or botnets -- types of "malware" -- were responsible for the hacking, and that Chinese websites had suffered 57,000 backdoor attacks from US-based computers.

"The US attacks, infiltrates, and taps Chinese networks belonging to governments, institutions, enterprises, universities and major communication backbone networks," said Xinhua. "Those activities target Chinese leaders, ordinary citizens, and anyone with a mobile phone. In the meantime, the US repeatedly accuses China of spying and hacking."

China also pointed to the revelations from Edward Snowden, "After the Prism program leaked by Edward Snowden, the United States was accused by the whole world," said Xinhua. "However, it has never made retrospection, instead, it accuses others."