China Accuses US of Waging 'Internet War'

Sees 'shadow of America' behind Arab uprisings, urges tighter controls
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2011 10:00 AM CDT
China Accuses US of Waging 'Internet War'
In this April 12, 2006 file photo, Chinese poke their heads through a Google logo shortly after Google debuts its Chinese Language brand name in the Beijing Hotel in Beijing.   (AP Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel, File)

(Newser) – The Chinese military issued a report today accusing the US of waging a worldwide "internet war" aimed at fomenting uprisings in the Middle East and elsewhere. Written by military academy scholars, the report urges the government to tighten its control of the web even further, according to the AP. "Of late, an Internet tornado has swept across the world ... massively impacting and shocking the globe," the report reads. "Behind all this lies the shadow of America."

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"Faced with this warm-up for an Internet war, every nation and military can't be passive but is making preparations to fight the Internet war," the report continued, urging Beijing to "express to the world its principled stance of maintaining an 'Internet border' and protecting its 'Internet sovereignty.'" The report comes following allegations that some US officials had their email accounts hacked in an attack originating from China ... and the hackers apparently went after the White House. Click for that story. (Read more China stories.)

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