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PLA urged to reform and upgrade to fight hi-tech wars

The Chinese military should spare no effort to wipe out corruption and initiate creative reforms to build a modern army capable of dealing with multiple challenges, a professor at the mainland’s leading defence university says. Those challenges possibly include wars in the South and East China seas, he said. In a rare online interview on […]

Taiwan sets up internet shield to tackle ‘hacking’

Taiwan has set up a unit to create a comprehensive internet shield against hackers, its intelligence chief said on Wednesday, in response to what it claims is a growing cyber threat from China. Tsai Teh-sheng, head of the island’s National Security Bureau, described the perceived cyber threat from China as “very severe” when asked to […]

Former Chinese hacker’s blog opens provides a perspective

The 25-year-old computer whiz “Rocy Bird” had enlisted in a People’s Liberation Army (PLA) hacking unit until later leaving in search of a different life. Nothing at all like the unkempt hackers of popular imagination, the young man wore a military uniform at work in Shanghai. He lived in a dorm where meals often consisted […]