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Chinese experts have rejected a claim by the United States that China is developing its power of Internet invasion and attack. The accusation was made in a US Defense Department annual report on China's military.
The Pentagon's annual report was submitted to US Congress on Tuesday. It not only exaggerate China's military power, but also claims that many computer systems in the world, including the US government's, have been attacked by China.
Experts at the 2010 China Internet Conference in Beijing refuted the allegations, saying, the US military is trying to tarnish China's image and exaggerate so-called "China Threats."
Hu Qiheng, the Chairman of the China Internet Association, says "I have never heard of China developing its Internet invasion and attack powers, let alone organizing invasion and attacks."
A white paper released in June emphasized that China's law forbids any form of Internet hacking. The country has established laws and regulations to punish those responsible for Internet-related crimes.
Some Chinese experts point out that as the origin of Internet technology, the US has always maintained the most advanced Internet technology and best equipment. China, like many other countries in the world, is developing Internet technology, but is still far behind the US.
An 2008 Internet safety report by US company Symantec stated that the US has the most attack and invasion sources in the world. That's a quarter of the world's total.
Data from the China Internet Unit shows that China itself has been a victim of Internet invasion. In 2009, more than 1 million IP addresses were controlled by overseas sources, over 40 thousand Chinese websites were hacked.