Framing itself as a Victim, China Calls for a Global Crackdown on Hackers

An article from Yahoo news in there tech section : In between swipes at the United States, China’s foreign minister Yang Jiechi called for new “rules and cooperation” against cyber attacks at the annual session of the National People’s Congress this weekend. The statement, which really reads as yet another denial that China’s involved in the recent string of attacks on American companies, though The New York Times points out that Jiechi is the highest-ranking Chinese official to make such a denial. (As a victim of recent cyber attacks traced back to China, The Times has been following this story especially closely.) The statement also marks a seemingly significant amplification of a curious message that Beijing’s trying to send: China’s not the aggressor in the inevitable hacker war. China’s the victim.

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