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Concerns over US indiscriminate cyber attacks

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-06-13 20:21
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BEIJING -- An article under the byline of Si Wei has expressed concerns over the indiscriminate use of cyber attacks by the United States.

The United States, as the de facto global cyberspace superpower, has top strengths in cyber attacks and cyber intelligence gathering, and it has never stopped abusing such strengths to disturb cyberspace order, said the article.

Accusing the Chinese government of supporting commercial espionage against US institutions, the United States has failed to produce any substantial evidence. Instead, it resorted to speculation and framing, the article said.

On the other hand, the United States often uses state capacity in cyber attacks to help its businesses reap profits.

Pointing fingers at Russia, Democratic People's Republic of Korea and other countries for allegedly attacking its critical information infrastructures, the United States has in fact never stopped seeking to infiltrate into and control other countries' critical information infrastructures, said the article.

The global cyberspace governance is highly complicated, and it is a common aspiration to create a sound cyberspace international order.

In 2011, China, Russia and other countries submitted the document of the International Code of Conduct for Information Security to the United Nations.

In 2015, the UN Group of Governmental Experts on information security, composed of experts from 20 countries including China and Russia, submitted a report to the United Nations on the consensus of the norms of responsible cyberspace behaviors, including not using information and communications technology (ICT) to damage other countries' critical infrastructure and preventing the proliferation of malicious ICT tools, techniques and the use of harmful hidden functions.

The United States, however, has been taking a passive attitude toward these international norms, the article said.

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