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Offline EC

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China says has no need to steal U.S. military secrets
« on: May 30, 2013, 04:58:53 AM »
Yahoo News, from the Reuters feed: http://news.yahoo.com/china-says-no-steal-u-military-secrets-080434318.html

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Defense Ministry dismissed as ridiculous on Thursday a U.S. report that Chinese hackers have gained access to designs of more than two dozen major U.S. weapons systems, saying the country needed no outside help for its military development.

The Washington Post cited a U.S. Defense Science Board report as saying that the compromised U.S. designs included those for combat aircraft and ships, as well as missile defenses vital for Europe, Asia and the Gulf.

Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng dismissed the report, which the Pentagon and other U.S. defense officials have downplayed as outdated and overstated.

"It both underestimates the Pentagon's defensive security abilities and the Chinese people's intelligence," Geng told a monthly news briefing, according to a transcript on the ministry's website (www.mod.gov.cn).

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So, it has been denied - which means it is most likely true.
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Re: China says has no need to steal U.S. military secrets
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013, 01:34:45 PM »
So, it has been denied - which means it is most likely true.

Or perhaps this is being reported to make the Chinese think they got real data instead of what we wanted them to have.

In the world of espionage you never know what's real and what isn't...


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