Yup! And it is going to get worse...or is it better... Their education system is pulling way ahead of ours, and they "cream off" the top learners and give them a specialist education. Over 60,000 youngsters across China are involved in the programme. No other country I know of, does such a thing...or on such a scale. Most Chinese children are very keen to go to school and they have the latest technology and computers to work on. If they aren't prepared to learn, they get excluded. Many of them too, are learning English...and from a very early age. You don't see that happen anywhere in the West.
I see too that the U.S. government has been complaining about back doors being put in Huwai wireless routers. Huwai has denied it and said it isn't them that is doing it...
The times are long gone when China was way behind the West, or the U.S. in terms of development of technology, and its mass production. It wouldn't surprise me if our nation states are engaged in nicking their copyrights in software and hardware, rather than just the other way round.
From the way things are developing on the cyber front, it doesn't surprise me in the slightest that such centres are being set up all over the place. Goodness knows what is going to happen if the nation states of the world cannot come to some agreement regarding policing the internet and world wide web. They are in danger of throwing the baby out of the bathwater with their present confrontational strategies.
There is no certainty in the outcome of a cyber war...apart from the destruction of the global economy and the living standards which have been attained by the hard work of many of the people of our world. There appears to be a fallacy at work, which suggests that the more insecure and uncertain a nation state can be made to become, the more likely it is that it can be undermined and beaten. The opposite is true, in my view, the more insecure people are made to feel the more likely they are to make mistakes, misinterpret or make the wrong decision and misunderstand intentions which are meant as acts of friendship...but there you are...c'est la vie!
ATB Dougie. On 03/07/14 11:51, Jeremy Compton wrote:
Chinese Military Creates High-Level Cyber Intelligence CenterStrategic cyber intelligence group within Communist Party’s all-powerful military organ revealedBY: Bill Gertz <http://freebeacon.com/author/bill-gertz/> Follow @BillGertz <https://twitter.com/BillGertz>July 3, 2014 5:00 am http://freebeacon.com/national-security/chinese-military-creates-high-level-cyber-intelligence-center/This will be rather unsurprising to most of us :) As china rises to a global power then it will do all this to gain and maintain its power.Few people however realise that China has more internal threats of its own making than those of shore.From what l remember, though l forget the article, it was one that l printed off and meaning to read, but did not.Interestingly, there is a journal article entitled Cyber Actions by State Actors: Motivation and Utility Aaron F. Brantly <http://www.tandfonline.com/action/doSearch?Contrib=Brantly%2C+A+F> pages 465-484 From the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, Vol 27 Iss. 3, 2014 1. Neutralizing China's Student-Spy Network <http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08850607.2012.623037> John Poreba International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence <http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujic20/25/2> Vol. 25, Iss. 2, 2012 260-291